The nature of playwriting
sixteen possible glimpses, phaedra backwards and hecuba
Sixteen Possible Glimpses is "an attempt to capture, imagine and riff off those fleeting moments that make up" the life and work of playwright Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904). The play begins moments before Chekhov's death as he is visited by the enigmatic Black Monk and moves back in time between Moscow St Petersburg and Yalta offering imagined glimpses of his life. Like many of Carr's plays Sixteen Possible Glimpses incorporates a double realm of the internal lifein which Chekhov converses with the Black Monk—his soul or other self, and the everyday world.
Sihra, M. (2018). The nature of playwriting: sixteen possible glimpses, phaedra backwards and hecuba, in Marina Carr, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 249-276.
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