Anton Chekhov (Routledge Modern and Contemporary Dramatists) by Rose Whyman

By Rose Whyman

Anton Chekhov bargains a serious creation to the performs and productions of this canonical playwright, interpreting the genius of Chekhov's writing, theatrical illustration and dramatic philosophy.


Emphasising Chekhov’s endured relevance and his mastery of the tragicomic, Rose Whyman presents an insightful overview of his lifestyles and paintings. All of Chekhov’s significant dramas are analysed, as well as his vaudevilles, one-act performs and tales. The works are studied with regards to conventional feedback and newer theoretical and cultural standpoints, together with cultural materialism, philosophy and gender studies.


Analysis of key old and up to date productions, exhibit the improvement of the drama, in addition to the playwright’s endured charm. Anton Chekhov offers readers with an available comparative learn of the connection among Chekhov's lifestyles, paintings and ideological thought.

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