By Michael C. Finke,Michael Holquist
Chekhov's works are unflinching within the face of human frailty. With their emphasis at the dignity and price of people in the course of distinct moments, they assist us higher know the way to exist with others after we are essentially by myself. Written in Russia on the finish of the 19th century, whilst the rustic started to circulate fitfully towards industrialization and grappled with the impression of Western liberalism whilst it remained an autocracy, Chekhov's performs and tales proceed to steer modern writers.
The essays during this quantity offer school room innovations for educating Chekhov's tales and performs, talk about how his scientific education and perform concerning his literary paintings, and examine Chekhov with writers either Russian and American. the quantity additionally goals to aid teachers with the daunting array of latest variants in English, in addition to with the ever-growing record of titles in visible media: filmed theater productions of his performs, variations of the performs and tales scripted for movie, and novice performances freely to be had online.
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