Thursday 6th September 2018, Pushkin House, 5a Bloomsbury Square, LondonWC1A2TA 6:30 for 7pm. “REQUIEM”. Five short stories by Anton Chekhov made into a play by MR. PAUL CAISTER.
ANTON PAVLOVICH CHEKHOV (1860-1904) wrote 588 short stories, and ranged more widely in subject matter than any Russian writer before him. According to Somerset Maugham, Katherine Mansfield and others he was the greatest ever writer of short stories. The 5 stories that Mr. Paul Caister has dramatised have all the qualities, layers, observation and compassion of Chekhov’s 4 great plays.
Paul Caister trained at the Bristol Old Vic as an actor. He travelled to Australia, where he lived, wrote, acted, directed and taught for 5 years. On his return he started The Poor School, an acting school that he ran for 32 years. As an ardent life long fan of Chekhov, he then wrote “Requiem” for which he holds the rights. He believes it is a play that English speaking theatres around the world will want to do.
We look forward to seeing many of you on Thursday.