Download a PDF to print or study offline.

Study Guide
Cite This Study Guide

How to Cite This Study Guide

quotation mark graphic


Course Hero. "Three Sisters Study Guide." Course Hero. 1 June 2017. Web. 23 Oct. 2018. <>.

In text

(Course Hero)



Course Hero. (2017, June 1). Three Sisters Study Guide. In Course Hero. Retrieved October 23, 2018, from

In text

(Course Hero, 2017)



Course Hero. "Three Sisters Study Guide." June 1, 2017. Accessed October 23, 2018.


Course Hero, "Three Sisters Study Guide," June 1, 2017, accessed October 23, 2018,

Three Sisters | Act Summaries

See Act Summaries Chart

Timeline of Events

  • 11 years before present

    The Prozorov family moves from Russia to the village.

    Act 1
  • 1 year before present

    Captain Prozorov dies.

    Act 1
  • Present time, c. 1900

    The sisters entertain army officers at Irina's name-day party.

    Act 1
  • Two years later

    Natasha cancels the sisters' party.

    Act 2
  • That same day

    Tuzenbach and Solyoni woo Irina.

    Act 2
  • A few months later

    A fire ravages the neighborhood.

    Act 3
  • That night

    Masha admits her affair; Irina agrees to marry Tuzenbach.

    Act 3
  • A year later

    The army battery moves.

    Act 4
  • That afternoon

    Soloyoni kills Tuzenbach.

    Act 4

Act Summaries Chart

Act Summary
Act 1 The play opens in the drawing room of the Prozorov family. It is the youngest sister Irina's name-day, but the day feels... Read More
Act 2 Nearly two years later Andrey and Natasha are married with a baby named Bobik (Bobby). The scene opens with Andrey and N... Read More
Act 3 Nearly a year later, some changes have taken place: Natasha clearly runs the house and is having an affair with Protopop... Read More
Act 4 A year later the soldiers arrive at the Prozorov house to say goodbye to the family. Natasha has had another baby, a gir... Read More
Cite This Study Guide

information icon Have study documents to share about Three Sisters? Upload them to earn free Course Hero access!