First published in hardback in 2003, Are You There Crocodile? is now available in paperback. Michael Pennington’s work on his solo show about Anton Chekhov has taken London’s ‘Russian Actor’ from the Trans-Siberian Railway to Soviet and post-Soviet Moscow, into the repertoires of the National Theatre and the Old Vic and across Europe.
Are You There, Crocodile? also includes accounts of his work on Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, Tolstoy’s Strider and other Russian projects, as well as searching essays on how Chekhov’s four masterpieces actually work in the theatre. This book is a study of the great writer, a partial autobiography, and, centrally, an actor’s search for identification with the elusive Anton Chekhov himself "the story, humorously told, of an unlikely but tangible companionship."
Are You There, Crocodile? Inventing Anton Chekhov
Autobiography of Peter Hall: Making an Exhibition of Myself
Chère Maître: The Correspondence of Gustave Flaubert and George Sand
Close Up: An Actor Telling Tales (hardback)
Close Up: An Actor Telling Tales (paperback)
Coral Browne: 'This Effing Lady'
Dish of Tea With Dr Johnson, A
Gielgoodies! The Wit and Wisdom (& Gaffes) of John Gielgud
Graft: Tales of an Actor
Happiness Indeed: An Actor's Life
In Search of Jerusalem
In Two Minds: A biography of Jonathan Miller
Life in My Years, The (Hardback)
My Sentiments Exactly
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