The Seagull

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For works with similar titles, see Sea Gull.
Chekhov reads The Seagull

A Play In Four Acts

CHARACTERS

  • IRINA ARKADINA, an actress
  • CONSTANTINE TREPLIEFF, her son
  • PETER SORIN, her brother
  • NINA ZARIETCHNAYA, a young girl, the daughter of a rich landowner
  • ILIA SHAMRAEFF, the manager of SORIN'S estate
  • PAULINA, his wife
  • MASHA, their daughter
  • BORIS TRIGORIN, an author
  • EUGENE DORN, a doctor
  • SIMON MEDVIEDENKO, a schoolmaster
  • JACOB, a workman
  • A COOK
  • A MAIDSERVANT

The scene is laid on SORIN'S estate. Two years elapse between the third and fourth acts.