Chekhov 's ideas and thought's on theatre, in his own words, from his newspaper articles and letters. Brought together here for the first time these precious words provide an invaluable guide to the work of one of the world's greatest dramatists
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 these to his wife and leading actress Olga Knipper, and to the two directors of the Moscow Art Theatre, Stanislavski and Nemirovich-Danchenko. Collected here in Stephen Mulrine's vivid translations, these writings reveal Chekhov's many and varied insights into the way theatre works - and how best to realise his own intentions as a theatre writer.
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'It travels far and wide across the doctor-playwright's considerable canon of writing... In particular, his analysis of Ivanov is exemplary and could usefully be read by viewers before their next visit to see the play.' British Theatre Guide
About Anton Chekhov
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860 - 1904) was a Russian writer, playwright and physician, considered to be one of the greatest dramatists and short-story writers in the history of world literature. His career as a dramatist produced four masterpieces of the stage; The Seagull, The Cherry Orchard, Three Sisters and Uncle Vanya. His best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics. Chekhov practised as a doctor throughout most of his literary career: "Medicine is my lawful wife", he once said, "and literature is my mistress."
Chekhov on Theatre by Anton Chekhov
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