Anton Chekhov

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was born in 1860 in Ukraine. He finished high school in his home town and went to med school in Moscow. He had a heart condition and married the actress O. L. Knipper

As a student he started writing and except for plays he also wrote novels and stories. His best works are mostly short stories. Chekov had a great influence on the development of playwriting.

Some of his most famous works are : ‘’Uncle Vanya’’, ‘’Three sisters’’, ‘’The Cherry Orchard’’.

He wrote short stories about people who were changed by the social reality. His plots are simple with no big heroes or events. He died in Badenweiler hospital in 1904.

The Cherry Orchard

"The Cherry Orchard" is the last work written by the famous Russian writer Anton Pavlovich Chekov. This play written in 1902 tells the story about the destruction of the Russian aristocratic society at the given time. A family portrayed in this play is at the edge of a financial meltdown, living the last moments of its former glory. Adjusted to the wealthy lifestyle, they lost all of … [Read more...]

Uncle Vanya

In this play, Anton Pavlovich Chekhov combined many different types of plays. We can spot the lyrical, psychological play and atmosphere play. The author emphasized the man and his psychological characterization, not paying much attention to the plot that only served to describe the characters. This play takes place inside each and every one of us because we fight with ourselves. The … [Read more...]