Category Archives: Russian Theatre

Chekhov’s The Seagull Starring Blythe Danner & Frank Langella

Seagull I’ve been able to find only three film versions of Chekhov’s The Seagull have made made. The first in 1969 a version starring Vanessa Redgrave, the second in 1970 was a Soviet production and the third was an excellent 1975 film made for American public televsion starring Blythe Danner, mother of Gwyneth Paltrow,  in the title role which is available on DVD. Blythe Danner’s performance is warm and real, the emotion heartbreaking much as Vera’s must have been. Check out this wonderful photo gallery from the production in 1974.