by Anton Chekhov by Elisaveta Fen (Translator)
Goodreads Rating: 4.29
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Ivanov - A Drama in Four Acts
The Seagull - A Comedy in Four Acts
Uncle Vania - Scenes from Country Life in Four Acts
Three Sisters - A Drama in Four Acts
The Cherry Orchard - A Comedy in Four Acts
The Bear - A Jest in One Act
The Proposal - A Jest in One Act
A Jubilee - A Jest in One Act
Realistic and highly sensitive, Chekhov's plays revolve around a society which is on the brink of a tremendous upheaval.
The dramatic works of Anton Checkhov (1860-1904) present the actions of ordinary people - in his own words, 'as complx and yet just a simple as they are in life.'
Chekhov avoids any explicit political treatment, but the depth and subtlety of his art has generated a wealth of interpretation. His representations of human relationships is infinitely sympathetic, and each play contains at least one character who expresses Chekhov's hopes for a brighter future.