Unfamiliar Tunes: Plays by Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov’s iconic plays including some of the unfamiliar short pieces such as The Wedding, and some of the more established classics such as The Cherry Orchard. Chekhov revolutionised world literature influencing generations of playwrights, screenwriters and actors. George Bernard Shaw described Chekhov’s work as a fantasia in the Russian manner on English themes.

Anton Chekhov, a Russian writer, playwright and physician, considered to be one of the greatest short story writers in the history of world literature. His career as a dramatist produced all-time classics The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters and Cherry Orchard. His short stories are held in high esteem by writers, critics and audiences of all generations. Chekhov practised as a doctor throughout most of his literary career.’Medicine is my lawful wife, and literature is my mistress’, he once said.

Unfamiliar Tunes by Anton Chekhov, ISBN: 9781910833193, Sovereign, 256 pp



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