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The Three Sisters (1981)

Olga, Masha, and Irina Prozoroff lead lonely and purposeless lives following the death of their father who has commanded the local army post. Olga attempts to find satisfaction in teaching ... See full summary »

Director:

Trevor Nunn

Writers:

Anton Chekhov (play), Richard Cottrell (translation)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Suzanne Bertish ... Masha
Janet Dale Janet Dale ... Olga
Patrick Godfrey ... Kulighin
Rose Hill Rose Hill ... Anfisa
Roderick Horn Roderick Horn ... Rode
Griffith Jones ... Chebutikin
Teddy Kempner ... Fedotik
Bob Peck ... Solyony
Edward Petherbridge ... Vershinin
Clyde Pollitt Clyde Pollitt ... Ferrapont
Roger Rees ... Tusenbach
Emily Richard Emily Richard ... Irina
Timothy Spall ... Andrei
Richard Springate Richard Springate ... The Musician
Hilary Townley Hilary Townley ... The Maid
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Olga, Masha, and Irina Prozoroff lead lonely and purposeless lives following the death of their father who has commanded the local army post. Olga attempts to find satisfaction in teaching but secretly longs for a home and family. Masha, unhappy with her marriage to a timid schoolmaster, falls hopelessly in love with a married colonel. Irina works in the local telegraph office but longs for gaiety. Their sense of futility is increased by their brother's marriage to Natasha, a coarse peasant girl. She gradually encroaches on the family home until even the private refuge of the sisters is destroyed. They dream of starting a new life in Moscow but are saddled with the practicalities of their quiet existence. Despite their past failures, they resolve to seek some purpose and hope when the army post is withdrawn from the town.

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Genres:

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Connections

Version of BBC Play of the Month: The Three Sisters (1970) See more »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 December 1981 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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