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Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (  ) (1860-1904)
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov ( ) (1860-1904)
Anton Chekhov
Anton Chekhov
Early Years and Literature
Early Years and Literature
Early Years and Theater
Early Years and Theater
Medicine, Prose and Drama
Medicine, Prose and Drama
Major Plays
Major Plays
The Seagull
The Seagull
The Cherry Orchard
The Cherry Orchard
The Cherry Orchard
The Cherry Orchard
Uncle Vanya
Uncle Vanya
The Three Sisters
The Three Sisters
Chekhovs Talent and Manner
Chekhovs Talent and Manner
Chekhovs Talent and Manner
Chekhovs Talent and Manner
Chekhov and Stanislavsky
Chekhov and Stanislavsky
Chekhov About His Plays
Chekhov About His Plays
Chekhovs Impact and Influence
Chekhovs Impact and Influence
Films and Theater Productions
Films and Theater Productions
Sources
Sources

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Anton Pavlovich Chekhov ( ) (1860-1904)

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1 Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (  ) (1860-1904)

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov ( ) (1860-1904)

Presentation by Anna Kadnikova

2 Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov

Medicine is my legal wifeLiterature is my mistress Anton Chekhov

Physician Major Russian short story writer Playwright

3 Early Years and Literature

Early Years and Literature

Mother excellent storyteller School life gained a reputation for: satyrical comments, making up humorous nicknames Wrote his own anecdotes and funny stories in adolescence

4 Early Years and Theater

Early Years and Theater

Took part in amateur theatrical performances First performance attended Jacques Offenbachs La Belle Helene Spent virtually all his savings on tickets to theater! First serious long play Fatherless () (destroyed)

5 Medicine, Prose and Drama

Medicine, Prose and Drama

Medical School at Moscow State University 1883 resigns due to sickness. Devotes the rest of his life to literature Mainly wrote short stories they are considered the apotheosis of form Playwrighting career brief but had a great impact on dramatic literature and performance

6 Major Plays

Major Plays

The Seagull () Uncle Vanya ( ) Three Sisters ( ) The Cherry Orchard ( )

7 The Seagull

The Seagull

The first of four major plays. Centers on the romantic and artistic conflicts between four theatrical characters. First perfomance a famous failure Staged by Stanislavsky sound success

8 The Cherry Orchard

The Cherry Orchard

Family of impoverished nobles whose beautiful cherry orchard (which they are attached to) is heavily mortgaged Characters seek to find a way of saving the garden but cease to do so. Merchant Lopakhin (his ancestors were serfs) buys the garden and lays an axe to it

9 The Cherry Orchard

The Cherry Orchard

Lopakhin: Lay the axe to the orchard! Come and see the trees fall down! Trophimov: All Russia is our orchard! New Epoch is Coming. Romanticism gives a way to Commercialism. The Past is never to return. Chekhovs attitude: pessimistic or optimistic? still causes arguments.

10 Uncle Vanya

Uncle Vanya

Structurally and psychologically complex drama Estate in 19th century Russia Exploring complex relationships between people Themes of weakness, delusion and despair, but courage and hope as well

11 The Three Sisters

The Three Sisters

Decay of the privileged class in Russia Search for meaning in the modern world Family that is dissatisfied and frustrated with its present existence

12 Chekhovs Talent and Manner

Chekhovs Talent and Manner

Selecting important moments from the trivial ones Brevity and conciseness Anti-ideological Anti-pedagogical Objectivity Free artist

13 Chekhovs Talent and Manner

Chekhovs Talent and Manner

No blame for anybody Acute delineation of human weaknesses and delights, of human psychology Naturalist of the theater Delineation of ordinary characters Exceptional importance of dialogue (What is said is more important that what is done!)

14 Chekhov and Stanislavsky

Chekhov and Stanislavsky

collaborators both paid closer attention to the important unsaid messages within the writing Chekhov by many is acknowledged as someone who made Stanislavskys Theater famous Some arguments. E.g., Cherry Orchard comedy(Chekhov) or drama (Stanislavsky)?

15 Chekhov About His Plays

Chekhov About His Plays

You say you have cried at my playsBut this is not why I wrote them, it was Stanislavsky who turned them into cry-babies.I simply wanted to say to people honestly: Understand, how bad and boring your lives are! People should understand this andcreate themselves another and better life. What is here to cry about?

16 Chekhovs Impact and Influence

Chekhovs Impact and Influence

Contemporary Russians celebrated Chekhov International fame after World War I (Constance Garnetts English translations) Immensely popular in the UK in the 1920s In the US fame came later (through the influence of Stanislavskys method) Many writers and playwrights used Chekhovian techniques throughout the XX century, almost none escaped his influence

17 Films and Theater Productions

Films and Theater Productions

Among many others: - Lanford Wilsons The Three Sisters(1997) Emil Loteanus My Tender and Affectionate Beast( )(1978) Nikita Mikhalkovs Dark Eyes(1987)

18 Sources

Sources

Anton Chekhov Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia; available at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anton_Chekhov Three Plays of Absurd Anton Chekhov Available at http://www.theatrehistory.com/russian/chekhov001.html The Social Significance of the Modern Drama. Emma Goldman. Boston: Richard G. Badger, 1914. pp. 290-3. ANTON CHEKHOV. available at http://www.imagi-nation.com/moonstruck/clsc6.htm Chekhovs Quotes. Available at http://www.notable-quotes.com/c/chekhov_anton.html + . , 1998

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