Chekhov on Theatre by Anton ChekhovChekhov on Theatre by Anton Chekhov

Chekhov on Theatre

byAnton ChekhovTranslated byStephen MulrineEditorJutta Hercher

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Chekhov started writing about theatre in newspaper articles and in his own letters even before he began writing plays. Later, he wrote in detail about his own plays to his lifelong friend and mentor Alexei Suvorin, his wife and leading actress, Olga Knipper, and to the two directors of the Moscow Art Theatre, Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko.Collected for this volume, these writings reveal Chekhov's instinctive curiosity about the way theatre works - and his concerns about how best to realise his own intentions as a playwright. Often peppery, passionate, even distraught, as he feels his plays misinterpreted or undermined, Chekhov comes over in these pages as a true man of the theatre.

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Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was born in the provincial town of Taganrog, Ukraine, in 1860. In the mid-1880s, Chekhov became a physician, and shortly thereafter he began to write short stories. Chekhov started writing plays a few years later, mainly short comic sketches he called vaudvilles. The first collection of his humorous writings, Mo...
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Title:Chekhov on TheatreFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.4 × 5.45 × 0.8 inPublished:May 17, 2012Publisher:Playwrights Canada PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1848420757

ISBN - 13:9781848420755

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