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Small-screen Chekhov

According to Neil Taylor’s 1998 essay ‘A History of the Stage Play on BBC Television’, Chekhov was at that time the fifth most-staged playwright (after Shakespeare, Shaw, Ibsen and Priestley), but since then I can think of only a close-to-unwatchable theatre recording in the early days of BBC Four of Michael Blakemore’s production of Three Sisters, 2003, with Kristin Scott Thomas. Continue reading

Emitron camera at Alexandra Palace