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Anton Chekhov

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (Антон Павлович Чехов) (January 29, 1860 - July 14/15, 1904) was a Russian doctor and writer born in Taganrog (now in Ukraine).

He qualified as a doctor in 1884 although he rarely practised. After a successful production of The Seagull by the Moscow Art Theatre, he wrote three more plays for the same company: Uncle Vanya, The Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard. In 1901 he married Olga Leonardovna Knipper (1870-1959), an actress who performed in his plays.

Chekhov is one of the few Russian dramatists whose works are well known in western Europe. His plays commonly feature the struggle of a sensitive individual to maintain his integrity against the temptations of worldly success. A recurring theme is the pointlessness of radical, human/mechanical change, versus the powerful inertia of slow natural/organic cycles.

He died in Badenweiler, Germany, of tuberculosis and is now buried in Novodevichy Cemetery.

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Short Stories

Many of these were written under the pseudonym "Antosha Chekhonte".


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