Anton Chekhov is a unique force in modern drama, his works cherished for their brilliant wit and insight into the human condition. One of Chekhov's best-known plays, Three Sisters is a subtle but powerful story of close-knit siblings who, having fallen from their place in the upper class, must reassess their dreams and aspirations in the face of a rapidly changing social order. -- In this stunning new translation, Laurence Senelick presents a fresh perspective on the master playwright and his groundbreaking drama. Supplementing the play is an account of Chekhov's life, a note on the translation, an introduction to the work, and variant lines, often removed due to government censorship, illuminating the context in which they were written. This is the perfect edition for enriching our understanding of this great dramatist or for staging a production of this play. -- "Senelick's accomplishment is astounding."-Library Journal -- "Senelick...has done his job as scholar and translator nearly to perfection."-Weekly Standard --Book Jacket.