Reading Chekhov

Reading Chekhov
Author : Janet Malcolm
Publisher : Granta Books
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2011-12-01
ISBN 10 : 9781847085658
ISBN 13 : 1847085652
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Chekhov Book Description:

In Reading Chekhov Janet Malcolm takes on three roles: literary critic, biographer and journalist. Her close readings of Chekhov's stories and plays are interwoven with episodes from his life and framed by an account of a recent journey she made to St Petersburg. Malcolm demonstrates how the shadow of death that hovered over most of Chekhov's literary career - he became consumptive in his twenties and died in his forties - is almost everywhere reflected in the work. She writes of his childhood, his relationship with his family, his marriage, his travels, his early success, his exile to Yalta - always with an eye to connecting them to his themes and characters.

Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov
Author : Harold Bloom
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Total Pages : 199
Release : 2009
ISBN 10 : 9781438129372
ISBN 13 : 1438129378
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anton Chekhov Book Description:

Presents a collection of critical essays on the works of Anton Chekhov.

Shakespeare and Chekhov in Production and Reception

Shakespeare and Chekhov in Production and Reception
Author : John Tulloch
Publisher : University of Iowa Press
Total Pages : 328
Release : 2009-05-01
ISBN 10 : 9781587296000
ISBN 13 : 1587296004
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shakespeare and Chekhov in Production and Reception Book Description:

With a focus on the canonical institutions of Shakespeare and Chekhov, John Tulloch brings together for the first time new concepts of “the theatrical event” with live audience analysis. Using mainstream theatre productions from across the globe that were highly successful according to both critics and audiences, this book of case studies—ethnographies of production and reception—offers a combined cultural and media studies approach to analyzing theatre history, production, and audience. Tulloch positions these concepts and methodologies within a broader current theatrical debate between postmodernity and risk modernity. He also describes the continuing history of Shakespeare and Chekhov as a series of stories “currently and locally told” in the context of a blurring of academic genres that frames the two writers. Drawn from research conducted over nearly a decade in Australia, Britain, and the U.S., Shakespeare and Chekhov in Production and Reception will be of interest to students and scholars of theatre studies, media studies, and audience research.

Understanding Chekhov

Understanding Chekhov
Author : Donald Rayfield
Publisher : Bloomsbury Academic
Total Pages : 295
Release : 1999
ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106015504431
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Chekhov Book Description:

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Chekhov s Letters

Chekhov s Letters
Author : Carol Apollonio
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages : 368
Release : 2018-10-15
ISBN 10 : 9781498570459
ISBN 13 : 1498570453
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chekhov s Letters Book Description:

This collection examines the letters of Anton Chekhov, which have received relatively little scholarly attention. The contributors approach the letters from a variety of angles—biography, psychology, literary criticism, poetics, and history—to characterize Chekhov’s key epistolary concerns and to examine their role in his life.

Chekhov and Russian Religious Culture

Chekhov and Russian Religious Culture
Author : Julie W. De Sherbinin
Publisher : Northwestern University Press
Total Pages : 189
Release : 1997
ISBN 10 : 0810114046
ISBN 13 : 9780810114043
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chekhov and Russian Religious Culture Book Description:

Chekhov and Russian Religious Culture is an innovative study of the Virgin Mary and the "saintly harlots"--Mary of Egypt and Mary Magdalene--as a cultural paradigm encoded in Chekhov's prose. De Sherbinin establishes the authority of the Marian paradigm in nineteenth-century Russian culture with a comprehensive overview of salient religious and literary texts, then offers critical readings of more than fifteen Chekhov stories, including key works such as "Peasants," "Peasant Women," and "My Life." De Sherbinin argues that Chekhov inverts and displaces the Christian meanings of Marian texts in order to reveal a vasy array of problematized relationships to the canonized figures. This illuminating semiotic reading of Chekhov explores questions of female identity as it probes the mindset of Russian Orthodox popular culture.

The Cambridge Introduction to Chekhov

The Cambridge Introduction to Chekhov
Author : James N. Loehlin
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages :
Release : 2010-10-07
ISBN 10 : 9781139493529
ISBN 13 : 1139493523
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Introduction to Chekhov Book Description:

Chekhov is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential literary figures of modern times. Russia's preeminent playwright, he played a significant role in revolutionizing the modern theatre. His impact on prose fiction writing is incalculable: he helped define the modern short story. Beginning with an engaging account of Chekhov's life and cultural context in nineteenth-century Russia, this book introduces the reader to this fascinating and complex personality. Unlike much criticism of Chekhov, it includes detailed discussions of both his fiction and his plays. The Introduction traces his concise, impressionistic prose style from early comic sketches to mature works such as 'Ward No. 6' and 'In the Ravine'. Examining Chekhov's development as a dramatist, the book considers his one-act vaudevilles and early works, while providing a detailed, act-by-act analysis of the masterpieces on which his reputation rests: The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard.

Memories of Chekhov

Memories of Chekhov
Author :
Publisher : McFarland
Total Pages : 223
Release : 2011-10-14
ISBN 10 : 9780786486441
ISBN 13 : 0786486449
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memories of Chekhov Book Description:

This revelatory documentary biography of Anton Chekhov (1860–1904), one of the world’s best playwrights, collects more than 100 written recollections of Chekhov’s close friends, family and colleague writers and artists, such as Ivan Bunin, Konstantin Stanislavsky and Maxim Gorky. Drawn from rare periodicals and obscure archival sources from the 1880s to the 1930s, these accounts, few of which have ever before been translated to English, address his affairs with female admirers, his passions and hobbies, his visits to shelters for the homeless, his support of aspiring writers, as well as his advice to theater directors, actors and writers. A complement to the wealth of scholarly material on Chekhov, this work offers new discoveries for both specialists and general enthusiasts.

Seeing Chekhov

Seeing Chekhov
Author : Michael C. Finke
Publisher : Cornell University Press
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2018-07-05
ISBN 10 : 9781501721540
ISBN 13 : 1501721542
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seeing Chekhov Book Description:

"Chekhov's keen powers of observation have been remarked by both memoirists who knew him well and scholars who approach him only through the written record and across the distance of many decades. To apprehend Chekhov means seeing how Chekhov sees, and the author's remarkable vision is understood as deriving from his occupational or professional training and identity. But we have failed to register, let alone understand, just what a central concern for Chekhov himself, and how deeply problematic, were precisely issues of seeing and being seen."—from the Introduction Michael C. Finke explodes a century of critical truisms concerning Chekhov's objective eye and what being a physician gave him as a writer in a book that foregrounds the deeply subjective and self-reflexive aspects of his fiction and drama. In exploring previously unrecognized seams between the author's life and his verbal art, Finke profoundly alters and deepens our understanding of Chekhov's personality and behaviors, provides startling new interpretations of a broad array of Chekhov's texts, and fleshes out Chekhov's simultaneous pride in his identity as a physician and devastating critique of turn-of-the-century medical practices and ideologies. Seeing Chekhov is essential reading for students of Russian literature, devotees of the short story and modern drama, and anyone interested in the intersection of literature, psychology, and medicine.


Author : Anton Chekhov
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Total Pages : 204
Release : 2000-04-01
ISBN 10 : 9781476843124
ISBN 13 : 1476843120
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chekhov Book Description:

(Applause Books). Despite the abundant variety of Chekhov translations available in bookstores and libraries, American directors and actors have sought out these versions by Jean-Claude van Itallie to make them the most often performed renditions on the American stage today. This edition includes "The Seagull," "Uncle Vanya," "Three Sisters," and "The Cherry Orchard."