"Sorrow" is a story written by a famous Russian writer and storyteller Chekhov. This short story shares many qualities with Chekhov's other works. It begins with a description of a cold winter night and a man who, covered in snow, waits for a customer with his horse. The illusion of an ideal town covered in snow replaces the feeling of coldness and tiredness which mix with fear and … [Read more...]
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was born in 1860 in Ukraine. He finished high school in his hometown and went to med school in Moscow. He had a heart condition and married the actress O. L. Knipper
As a student, he started writing and except for plays he also wrote novels and stories. His best works are mostly short stories. Chekov had a great influence on the development of playwriting.
Some of his most famous works are: "Uncle Vanya", "Three Sisters", "The Cherry Orchard".
He wrote short stories about people who were changed by the social reality. His plots are simple with no big heroes or events. He died in Badenweiler hospital in 1904.
The play "Three sisters" came to life in the 19th century and it contains many motives that can be found in most of the works from that time. Men were much more passive, questioned their existence and stopped fighting the outer world and started fighting with themselves which is notable in long inner monologues. Plays of that time gain a whole new perspective, change the exterior, deepen … [Read more...]
"The Cherry Orchard" is the last work written by the famous Russian writer Anton Pavlovich Chekov. This play written in 1902 tells the story about the destruction of the Russian aristocratic society at the given time. A family portrayed in this play is at the edge of a financial meltdown, living the last moments of its former glory. Adjusted to the wealthy lifestyle, they lost all of … [Read more...]
In this play, Anton Pavlovich Chekhov combined many different types of plays. We can spot the lyrical, psychological play and atmosphere play. The author emphasized the man and his psychological characterization, not paying much attention to the plot that only served to describe the characters. This play takes place inside each and every one of us because we fight with ourselves. The … [Read more...]