This quantity of specifically commissioned essays explores the realm of Anton Chekhov and the construction, functionality and interpretation of his works. The better half starts with an exam of Chekhov's lifestyles and his Russia. Later movie models and diversifications of Chehov's works are analyzed, with insights additionally provided on performing Chekhov, by means of Ian McKellen, and directing Chekhov, by means of Trevor Nunn and Leonid Heifetz. the quantity presents essays on specified themes equivalent to Chekhov as author, Chekhov and girls, and the Chekhov comedies and tales.

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