Chekhov's Plays: An Opening Into Eternity

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Yale University Press, Sep 1, 1997 - Drama - 261 pages
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Eminent critic Richard Gilman examines each of Chekhov's full-length plays, showing how they relate to each other, to Chekhov's short stories, and to his life. Gilman places the plays in the context of Russian and European drama and the larger culture of the period, and the reasons behind the enduring power of these classic works.
 

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Gilman (Yale Sch. of Drama) has written an eloquent tribute to Chekhov (1860-1904), both the man and the artist. After an introductory chapter of personal reflections about Chekhov, Gilman devotes a ... Read full review

Contents

Truth Moral Reality Imagination
1
Prologue to a Revolution
36
Art and Love Love and Art
70
Uncle Vanya or How It Is
101
Three Sisters or I Cant Go On Ill Go On
141
The Cherry Orchard or An Aperture into Eternity
197
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About the author (1997)

Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) was a physician and writer of short stories and plays.
Peter Carson learned Russian during his time in the Navy and at home from his mother. He has worked for many years in publishing in London.
Richard Gilman is professor emeritus of playwriting and dramatic literature at Yale University's School of Drama. He has been drama critic for "Newsweek," "Commonweal," and "The Nation," and is the author of "Chekhov's Plays" and "The Making of Modern Drama,

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