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Glowing with ideas: Simone Spagnolo’s Even you, lights, cannot hear me

On a dark, empty landscape, strewn with white rocks, a two headed creature (baritone James Schouten and mezzo Kate Symonds-Joy, back to back on a rotating rock) sits at a piano. 616 more words


Tolstoy Journal, August 8, 2017: "soul-secrets hidden from us"

The featured image is a photography of Leo Tolstoy’s wife, Sofia, taken from the new book, Tolstoy and Tolstaya: A Portrait of a Life in Letters… 988 more words

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OLWG #11 - Chekhov's Editor

What was I thinking when I wrote this? This weeks prompts are at the bottom. The story here is just for fun.

Here’s how to play along, if you are unsure. 466 more words


When are we going to Moscow?

“Haven’t they gone to Moscow yet?” is the question I’m usually greeted with when I suggest another theatre outing to see a Chekhov play. It’s a fair question, and one that I began asking as a struggling student of Russian, ploughing my way through… 1,040 more words

July 19, 2017 - The Steppe

Excerpt from The Steppe

by Anton Chekhov

Read by Emma Rye https://textspeech.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/the-steppe.mp3

But at last, when the sun was beginning to sink into the west, the steppe, the hills and the air could bear the oppression no longer, and, driven out of all patience, exhausted, tried to fling off the yoke. 172 more words


In Need of a Hero: A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov

A Hero of Our Time
Mikhail Lermontov (translated by Martin Parker and Neil Cornwell)
Alma: 217pp.: £4.99 rrp.

We’re accustomed to seeing book jackets and the opening pages adorned with quips and praise by other authors, newspapers and journals, and if you look through any bookshop, you’ll be guaranteed that 70% of those books will be described as the best thing you’ll read all year. 1,901 more words


A Magnificent Biography of Chekhov

Since I will be teaching a course on Chekhov’s short stories in a few months, I recently went to my local public library searching for a biography of this great Russian writer. 209 more words