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Quote of the Day

Six principles that make for a good story, according to Anton Chekhov:

  1. Absence of lengthy verbiage of a political-social-economic nature
  2. Total objectivity
  3. Truthful descriptions of persons and objects…
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Chekhov Comic One-Acts

The eight people in our Chekhov Group will begin our “cold readings” of comic one-acts, choosing up parts to read aloud in the restaurant.  It should be lots of fun to become like the students we’ve had in our classes. 55 more words


Review: The Cherry Orchard

Book Review
4 out of 5 stars to The Cherry Orchard, a tragedy and comedy all rolled into one, published in 1904 by a great Russian, … 734 more words

Book Reviews

June 17, 2017 - Uncle Vanya (Yelena Act II)

Uncle Vanya

by Anton Chekhov

Version by Penguin Books, translated by Peter Carson

Act II: Yelena Andreyevna

Read by Lucy Blewett https://textspeech.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/uncle-vanya-yelena-andreyevna-act-ii.mp3


Some Russian book winners!

So I’ve closed the giveaway, and thanks to all who entered and offered interesting recommendations!

I printed out the names of the entrants and popped them into a decorative mini pail I had knocking about, then drew out two winners and they are: 52 more words

June 15, 2017 - Three Sisters (Natasha Act IV)

Three Sisters

by Anton Chekhov

Version by Penguin Books, translated by Peter Carson

Act IV: Natasha

Read by Lucy Blewett https://textspeech.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/three-sisters-natasha-act-iv.mp3