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The Greatest Plays of Anton Chekhov - 12 Plays including On the High Road Swan Song Ivanoff The Anniversary The Proposal The Wedding The Bear The Seagull A Reluctant Hero Uncle Vanya The Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard - cover

The Greatest Plays of Anton Chekhov - 12 Plays including On the High Road Swan Song Ivanoff The Anniversary The Proposal The Wedding The Bear The Seagull A Reluctant Hero Uncle Vanya The Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard

Anton Chekhov

Translator Julian Hawthorne, Thomas Seltzer, Marian Fell, Herman Bernstein, Robert Edward Crozier Long, A. E. Chamot, Julius West

Publisher: Musaicum Books

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"In each one of us there are too many springs, too many wheels and cogs for us to judge each other by first impressions or by two or three external indications." Ivanoff, Act 3 (1887)
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860 -1904) was a Russian physician, dramaturge and author who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short stories in history. Along with Henrik Ibsen and August Strindberg, Chekhov is often referred to as one of the three seminal figures in the birth of early modernism in the theatre. Chekhov had at first written stories only for financial gain, but as his artistic ambition grew, he made formal innovations which have influenced the evolution of the modern short story. He made no apologies for the difficulties this posed to readers, insisting that the role of an artist was to ask questions, not to answer them.
Contents:
Introduction:
Biography of Anton Chekhov
Plays:
On the High Road
Swan Song
Ivanoff
The Anniversary
The Proposal  
The Wedding
The Bear
The Seagull  
A Reluctant Hero
Uncle Vanya 
The Three Sisters 
The Cherry Orchard

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