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About Love

BBC Radio 4

25th-29th January 2010


Translated by Rosamund

Dramatised by Martyn Wade



This week’s Woman’s Hour drama comprises five stories by Anton Chekhov on the subject of marriage.

Anton Chekhov

Michael Pennington

Belikov

Jasper Britton

Kovalenko

Nicholas Boulton

Varenka

Zoe Waites

With boys from Dulwich College


Directors

Philip Frank & Jane Morgan

The Man in a Case

A repressed schoolmaster has marriage on his mind.

The Black Monk

An academic’s disturbed mental state is threatening his marriage.

Anton Chekhov

Michael Pennington

The Black Monk

Jasper Britton

Kovrin

Nicholas Boulton

Tanya

Zoe Waites

Yegor

Phillip Voss

The Huntsman

A haunting tale of unrequited love

Anton Chekhov

Michael Pennington

Count Sergei

Nicholas Boulton

Pelegeya

Zoe Waites

Yegor

Jasper Britton

The Lady with the Little Dog

A tale of adulterous love and betrayal

Anton Chekhov

Michael Pennington

Anna

Zoe Waites

Gurov

Jasper Britton

Rothschild’s Violin

A tale of regret about a coffin-maker whose wife of 50 years has been taken seriously ill.

Anton Chekhov

Michael Pennington

Maxim

Nicholas Boulton

Rothschild

Jasper Britton

Yakov

Phillip Voss

Marfa

Zoe Waites

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