Ivanov

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Dramatists Play Service Inc, 1999 - Drama - 65 pages
17 Reviews
THE STORY: Ivanov, a landowner who farms a large estate, is in debt, and his wife, whom he no longer loves, is dying of tuberculosis. He owes money everywhere and has reached the point of despair. The love of Sasha, a young girl in the neighborhood
 

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User Review  - Rola Abdelhadi - Goodreads

Reading it was such a sweet-sour delight; a mixture of fiasco, melancholy, abyss, sacrifice and humor. As for the the ending that's unreasonably incisively criticized, I find it rather very satisfying and beautiful and brilliant and real. Read full review

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User Review  - Ali Alkeldi - Goodreads

In each single cell of all my cells, there are a million Ivanovs. Three stars though I don't like tragedies that much. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
19
Section 3
35
Section 4
51
Section 5
64
Section 6
71
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About the author (1999)

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 his characters, while exploring the conflict between the landed gentry and the oppressed peasant classes. Chekhov voiced a need for serious, even revolutionary, action, and the social stresses he described prefigured the Communist Revolution in Russia by twenty years. He is considered one of Russia's greatest playwrights. Chekhov contracted tuberculosis in 1884, and was certain he would die an early death. In 1901, he married Olga Knipper, an actress who had played leading roles in several of his plays. Chekhov died in 1904, spending his final years in Yalta.

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