2. Chekhov.pdf - Anton Chekhov The Cherry Orchard CLCS 1102...

This preview shows page 1 - 9 out of 35 pages.

CLCS 1102Monday, March 23, 2016Anton ChekhovThe Cherry Orchard
Anton Chekhov “Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was a Russian physician, short story writer, and playwright. He is noted as a master of the short story and playwright who, instead of using standard forms, created an atmosphere and explored the secret motives and real humanity of his characters by digging below the surface.”k=view&id=392&Itemid=43
Anton Chekhov His famous plays:The Seagull, 1896Uncle Vanya, 1899-1900The Three Sisters, 1901The Cherry Orchard, 1904k=view&id=392&Itemid=43
The Cherry Orchard Russian history RealismAs we have heard last session:Nicolas I (1796 – 1855)Alexander II (1818 – 1881)Alexander III (1845 – 1894)Russia had begun the period of industrialization about a century later than most European nations. In the late 19th century it experienced a quick rise in production.
Notes From UndergroundRussian history Realism Existentialism“By the middle of the nineteenth century, Russians had a long tradition of ambivalence toward Western Europe.On the one hand, Russia had been instituting Western-inspired reforms since the late seventeenth century, borrowing ideas about military organization, industry, law, and culture from France, Britain, and Germany. Most highborn Russians spoke French almost as a native language. On the other hand, the Russians had proudly fought off the invasion of Napoleon's French troops in 1812, and some saw European influences as weakening and corrupting Russian traditions.” (p. 632)
Anton Chekhov 1860-1904His grandfather was a serfwho was able to buy his freedom.His father owned a grocery store, but moved to Moscow in order to escape his debtors in 1876.Chekhov won a scholarship to study medicine at Moscow University.He supported himself and his family with frequent literary publications in magazines.In 1888 he won the Pushkin Prize for his short stories.
Anton Chekhov “Medicine is my lawful wife, writing is my mistress”He wrote a report on a penal colony off the Siberian coast, which he eventually described as “a perfect hell”. Throughout his life he acted out of compassion for the poor and never forgot that his grandfather was born a serf.He used his financial means and his time to provide infrastructure, education and medical care to the community.
Anton Chekhov Chekhov’s Beautiful Nonfiction, By Akhil Sharma“Anton Chekhov’s 'Sakhalin Island,' his long investigation of prison conditions in Siberia, is the best work of journalism written in the nineteenth century.”.

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture