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thoughts about Chekhov

Elisabeth Vandermeer has a wonderful site about Russian literature that has been attracting devotees: “A Russian Affair”


Her posts so far have been included her commentary on Tolstoy; Turgenev; Dostoevsky; Pushkin; Ivan Goncharov’s novel “Oblomov”; and, most recently, Chekhov. 408 more words

Roger W. Smith

Anton Chekhov and his journey to Sakhalin

“Sakhalin is a place of the most unbearable sufferings of which man, free and captive, is capable.” (Letter to A. S. Suvorin, March 9, 1890) 1,215 more words


Love in the Time of Numbness; or, Doctor Chekhov, Writer - The New Yorker

A fantastic article about Chekhov, or rather a speech given to writers. Don’t miss the 6 principles that make for a good story.

Chekhov’s quest to inoculate himself against ennui offers lessons for writers working in our current climate of desensitization. 14 more words


The sadness of Chekhovian heroins is ours

Anton Chekhov wrote a few plays, and hundreds of short stories.

When you read him, the “archetype” of the Chekhovian Heroin begins to appear in your head. 204 more words

Stupid F**king Bird

Lightning Jar Theatre grabs the proverbial bull by the horns and gives us an evening of beautiful Chekhovian tragicomedy, staging Aaron Posner’s Stupid Fucking Bird, an adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s ‘The Seagull’. 692 more words

Melbourne Theatre