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Uncle Vanya | Characters

Character Description
Vanya Vanya (Voinitsky) is a 47-year-old man who lives on the estate owned by his niece, Sonya. They work the land for the benefit of Sonya's father, Serebryakov. Read More
Serebryakov Serebryakov is a retired professor who has come to live on the country estate lived on and worked by Vanya and Sonya. Sonya is his daughter by his first wife, Vanya's sister. Read More
Astrov Astrov is a country doctor and friend of Vanya's. He has a strong environmental interest and manages a small forest. Read More
Sonya Sonya is Serebryakov's daughter from his first marriage and Vanya's niece. She is a plain, pleasant woman in her early 20s. Read More
Yelena Yelena Andreevna is Serebryakov's second wife. She is much younger than her husband, and other men are often attracted to her and think they are in love with her. Read More
Marina Marina is a peasant woman who was Sonya's nurse. She is a caring, nurturing woman with a strong Christian faith.
Marya Marya Vassilevna is Vanya's mother and Sonya's grandmother. She lives with them on the estate, where she engages passively in intellectual activities focused on the emancipation of women.
Telegin Telegin, who is also known as Waffles, is Vanya and Sonya's neighbor and Sonya's godfather.
Yefim Yefim is a farmhand on the estate.
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