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Major Plays Ivanov, the Sea Gull, Uncle Vanya, the Three Sisters, the Cherry Orchard

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ISBN-10: 0451530373

ISBN-13: 9780451530370

Edition: 2nd 2006

Authors: Robert Brustein, Rosamund Bartlett, Anton Chekov

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"What makes his work great is that it can be felt and understood... by anybody," said Leo Tolstoy of Chekhov's plays, which express life through subtle construction, everyday dialogue, and an electrically charged atmosphere.
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Book details

List price: $7.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/5/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 4.00" wide x 6.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.726

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, Motley Stories, appeared in 1886, and his first play, Ivanov, was produced in Moscow the next year. In 1896, the Alexandrinsky Theater in St. Petersburg performed his first full- length drama, The Seagull. Some of Chekhov's most successful plays include The Cherry Orchard, Uncle Vanya, and Three Sisters. Chekhov brought believable but complex personalizations to…