Chekhov: The Major Plays Anton Chekhov


Published: 2004



Chekhov: The Major Plays  by  Anton Chekhov

Chekhov: The Major Plays by Anton Chekhov
2004 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | | ISBN: | 7.20 Mb

Reading, as opposed to seeing Chekhov is quite a strange experience because of his impressionistic technique - nothing is explained, everything is surface, the opposite of the great classic novels of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky which are all psychology. There are motifs, as in poetry, which emerge or sink into the narrative. The dialogue is so ambiguous, so flexible, that the variety of interpretations that theatre companies can bring to the plays seems to be endless, judging from Anatoly Smelianskys 2000 essay Chekhov and the Moscow Art Theatre.

Prevailing ideologies continuously transformed and shifted the mood and political content of Chekhov over the century in Russia. His subject is spiritual emptiness, vast empty space, like the Russian landscape itself. The meaning of that space must come from the actors.As Ive yet to see a Chekhov play, I can only admire this genius for creating a dramatic canvas to be filled...

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