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Chekhov () Anton Pavlovich
(18601904)

Chekhov () Anton Pavlovich(18601904)

Chekhov is better known in modern-day Russia for his several hundred short stories, many of which are considered masterpieces of the form. Yet his plays are also major influences on twentieth-century drama. From Chekhov, many contemporary playwrights have learned how to use mood, apparent trivialities and inaction to highlight the internal psychology of characters. Chekhov's four major playsThe Seagull, Uncle Vanya, The Three Sisters, and The Cherry Orchardare frequently revived in modern productions.

It can be safely said that Chekhov revolutionized the genre of short story; his subject matter and technique influenced many future short-story writers. It is often said that little action occurs in Chekhov's stories and plays, but he compensates for lack of outward excitement by his original techniques for developing internal drama. The point of a typical Chekhov story is most often what happens within a given character, and that is conveyed indirectly, by suggestion or by significant detail. Chekhov echews the traditional build-up of chronological detail, instead emphasizing moments of epiphanies and illumination over a significantly shorter period of time. As such, his best stories have a psychological realism and concision seldom matched by other writers. Tolstoy likened Chekhov's technique to that of the French Impressionists, who daubed canvases with paint apparently without reason, but achieved an overall effect of vivid, unchallengeable artistry.


Gravestone in Novodevichy Cemetery, Moscow.One critic says of Chekhov that he is no moralist he simply says "you live badly, ladies and gentlemen," but his smile has the indulgence of a very wise man.

As samples of the Russian epistolary art, Chekhov's letters have been rated second only to Aleksandr Pushkin's by the literary historian D.S. Mirsky. Although Chekhov is still chiefly known for his plays, critical opinion shows signs of establishing the stories, particularly those that were written after 1888, as an even more significant and creative literary achievement.

Equally innovative in his dramatic works, Chekhov sought to convey the texture of everyday life and move away from traditional ideas of plot and conventions of dramatic speech. Dialogue in his plays is not smooth or continuous: characters interrupt each other, several different conversations take place at the same time, and lengthy pauses occur when no one speaks at all. A recurring theme is the pointlessness of radical, human or mechanical change, versus the powerful inertia of slow organic cycles.


Czechoslovakia, 1954, Anton Chekhov

Czechoslovakia, 1954, Anton Chekhov

Gambia, 2001, Anton Chekhov

Monaco, 2009, Anton Chekhov and scenes from his plays

Rumania, 1960, Anton Chekhov

Russia, 1998, Theatre and Characters

Russia, 2000, Meierkhold and Stanislavsky

Russia, 2010, Anton Chekhov and scenes from his plays

Russia, 2010, Anton Chekhov

Russia, 2013, Konstantin Stanivslavsky, Seagull

San-Marino, 2004, Anton Chekhov

USSR, 1940, Anton Chekhov

USSR, 1940, Anton Chekhov

USSR, 1940, Anton Chekhov

USSR, 1940, Anton Chekhov

USSR, 1948, Interior of Theatre

USSR, 1954, Anton Chekhov

USSR, 1959, Anton Chekhov

USSR, 1960, Anton Chekhov and museum in Moskow

USSR, 1960, Anton Chekhov and museum in Yalta

USSR, 1963, Konstantin Stanivslavsky, Seagull

USSR, 1974, Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko

Vatican, 2010, Chekhov's Plays

Russia, Taganrog. Anton Chekhov

Russia, 1998.04.24, Moskow. Seagull

Russia, 2010.01.29, Chekhov. Anton Chekhov

Russia, 2010.01.29, Moskow. Anton Chekhov

Russia, 2010.01.29, Taganrog. Anton Chekhov

Ukraine, 1996.04.09, Yalta. Chekhov's museum

Ukraine, 1996.04.09, Yalta. Chekhov's museum

Ukraine, 2010.01.29, Yalta. Museum of Anton Chekhov

USSR, Yalta. Chekhov's museum

USSR, 1960.01.29, Chekhov. Birth Centenary of Chekhov

USSR, 1960.01.29, Leningrad. Birth Centenary of Chekhov

USSR, 1960.01.29, Moskow. Birth centenary of Chekhov

USSR, 1960.01.29, Moskow. Birth centenary of Chekhov

USSR, 1960.01.29, Yalta. Birth Centenary of Chekhov

USSR, 1963.01.17, Moskow. Konstantin Stanislavsky, Seagull

USSR, 1974.06.18, Moskow. Seagull

USSR, 1985.01.29, Taganrog. 125th Birth Anniv of Chekhov

USSR, 1985.01.29, Yalta. 125th Birth anniv of Chekhov

USSR, 1985.02.08, Moskow. 125th Birth anniv of Chekhov

USSR, 1990.07.23, Aleksandrovsk-Sakhalinsky. Centenary of Chekhov's vizit

USSR, 1990.07.23, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Centenary of Chekhov's vizit

Russia, 1997, Chekhov monument in Taganrog

Russia, 1999, Chekhov museum in Taganrog

Russia, 2001, Final scene from Chekhov's Seagull

Russia, 2002, Bicentenary of Voronezh Academy Theatre

Russia, 2004, Taganrog. House of Chekhov

Russia, 2004, Anton Chekhov

Russia, 2004, Taganrog. Museum of Chekhov

Russia, 2004, Taganrog. Chekhov's Shop

Russia, 2005, Film Lady with dog

Russia, 2006, Isidor Annensky, film The Bear

Russia, 2010, Anton Chekhov

Russia, 2010, Chekhov's museum in Melikhovo

Russia, 2010, Museum of Chekhov's Letters in Lopasnya

Ukraine, 2003, Chekhov monument in Yalta

USSR, 1956, Chekhov's museum in Melikhovo

USSR, 1956, Chekhov monument in Yalta

USSR, 1957, Chekhov's house in Gurzuf

USSR, 1957, Chekhov's museum in Melikhovo

USSR, 1959, Anton Chekhov

USSR, 1959, Chekhov monument in Taganrog

USSR, 1960, Chekhov monument in Yalta

USSR, 1961, Chekhov museum in Yalta

USSR, 1964, Chekhov museum in Sumi

USSR, 1973, Chekhov's Seagull

USSR, 1974, Ivan Moskvin, Seagull

USSR, 1974, Chekhov museum in Meikhovo

USSR, 1975, Chekhov museum in Taganrog

USSR, 1977, Chekhov monument in Taganrog

USSR, 1982, Chekhov museum in Meikhovo

USSR, 1985, Chekhov museum in Moskow

USSR, 1989, Chekhov's museum in Yalta

USSR, 1989, Anton Chekhov and Sakhalin Island

USSR, 1990, Chekhov museum in Sumi

Belarus, 2001, Scene from Three sisters

Russia, 2001, Birth Centenary of Actor Nikolay Simonov

Russia, 2001.03.23, Taganrog. Chekhov Monument

Russia, 2002, Birth Centenary of Erast Garin

Russia, 2004, Scenes from film Cherry Garden and Seagull

Russia, 2006, Vera Maretskaya in Marriage (by Chekhov)

Russia, 2010, Anton Chekhov

Russia, 2010.10.20, Museum of Chekhov letters

Russia, 2010.10.20, Chekhov's letters

Russia, 2010.10.20, Museum of Chekhov letters

Russia, 2010.10.20, Museum of Chekhov letters

Russia, 2010.10.20, Museum of Chekhov letters

Russia, 2010.10.20, Museum of Chekhov letters

Russia, 2010.10.20, Museum of Chekhov letters

Russia, 2010.10.20, Museum of Chekhov letters

Russia, 2011, Chekhov monument in Taianrog

Russia, 2011, The novel with a contrabass

USSR, 1960, Chekhov's house in Gurzuf

USSR, 1969.12.09, Chekhov's museum in Yalta

USSR, 1972.09.06, Chekhov's museum in Melikhovo

USSR, 1973.01.26, Chekhov's museum in Yalta

USSR, 1977.09.14, Chekhov's museum in Melikhovo

USSR, 1983.09.15, Chekhov monument in Yalta

USSR, 1985, 125th Birth anniv of Chekhov

USSR, 1986.10.28, Chekhov's museum in Yalta

USSR, 1987.11.26, Chekhov monument in Krasnoyarsk

USSR, 1989.11.02, Chekhov's museum in Sumi

USSR, 1991.08.26, Chekhov's museum in Gurzuf

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