Chekhov's Major Plays (MLR1005)

15 credits

The four plays which Anton Chekhov wrote between 1896 and 1904 – The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard  –  have become part of the language of world theatre, offering audiences and readers timeless insight into the human condition. Thanks to Chekhov’s collaboration with the newly-founded Moscow Arts Theatre and its directors Konstantin Stanislavskii and Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, the plays stimulated and sometimes outraged audiences with their daring reconfiguration of theatrical convention. You will study three of these four plays in detail, exploring Chekhov’s use of language, imagery and characterization.