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Russian dramatist whose plays are concerned with the difficulty of communication between people (1860-1904)

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  • Pushkin. Dostoevsky. Tolstoy. Chekhov. Gogol. Akhmatova. The Russian literary greats are household names who have challenged our understanding of psychology, the societal constructs of gender roles, the emotional trauma of… tufts.edu

  • Doctor, Ken. "The newsonomics of Anton Chekhov." Nieman Journalism Lab. Last modified November 10, 2011. Accessed September 15, 2020. https://www.niemanlab.org/2011/11/the-newsonomics-of-anton-chekhov/. niemanlab.org

  • Doctor, Ken. "The newsonomics of Anton Chekhov." Nieman Journalism Lab. Last modified November 10, 2011. Accessed September 16, 2020. https://www.niemanlab.org/2011/11/the-newsonomics-of-anton-chekhov/. niemanlab.org

  • Hailed by generations of Russians, from Anton Chekhov to Nikita Khrushchev, as an essential part of good life, the dacha, typically a summertime cabin or cottage, holds a special place in Russian hearts. telegraph.co.uk

  • Inua Ellams describes his new play, his first since Barber Shop Chronicles, as “after Chekhov”. He has taken the characters of Three Sisters and relocate them from provincial Russia to Nigeria between 1967 and 1970 during Biafra’s attempted secession. theguardian.com

  • It is fascinating to see a new generation discover Alan Ayckbourn. You are caught between laughter and tears in a way that makes comparisons with Chekhov seem far from fanciful, writes Michael Billington theguardian.com

  • Mr Honer added: “It is partly ideological, they think the students are over privileged. There might also be a feeling that the world no longer needs highly trained actors to do Chekhov and Shakespeare. telegraph.co.uk

  • The playwright Anton Chekhov famously quipped that a gun introduced in the first act of a play better bloody well fire by curtain close and, paraphrase aside, it is quite clearly time for HBO’s Game of Thrones to pop a Chekhov-conscious cap or two. telegraph.co.uk

  • True, a number of lines achieve the requisite impact, hit memorably home, many of them spoken by Paul Higgins’s melancholy-serene doctor. But that’s Dr Chekhov not his handlers’ doing, I’d suggest. Best wait, all told, for the next revival to land.  telegraph.co.uk