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A Provincial Life


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A play by PETER GILL based on the story My Life by ANTON CHEKHOV with Ian McKellen
Eleanor Bron , Joseph O'Conor Place: A Russian Province in the 1890s.
Cast in order of speaking:
Produced by JOHN TYDEMAN
(Joseph O'Conor is in 'The Heretic ' at the Duke of York's Theatre, London)
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Play By: Peter Gill
Unknown: Anton Chekhov
Unknown: Ian McKellen
Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Joseph O'Conor
Produced By: John Tydeman
Produced By: Joseph O'Conor
Kleopatra, Misail's sister: Sheila Grant
Misail: Ian McKellen
Alexander Pavlovitch Poloznev,his father, an architect: Joseph O'Conor
Anyuta: Shirley Dixon
Ivan: Hugh Dickson
Andrey Ivanov, a contractor: John Hollis
Vladimir Ivanov Blagovo, a doctor: Denys Hawthorne
Victor Ivanov Dolzhikov, an engineer: Geoffrey Matthews
A Shopkeeper Leslieheritage: Leslie Heritage
A Workman: Peter Tuddenham
Marya: Eleanor Bron
Prokofy, a butcher: Peter Pacey
Karpovna, Misail's old nurse: Kathleen Helme
Madame Azhogina: Gladys Spencer
The Governor of the Province: John Bryning

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