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Author Borny, Geoffrey, 1942-

Title Interpreting Chekhov / by Geoffrey John Borny.

Imprint Canberra, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2006.


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 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource
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Series Free online access: OAPEN.
Contents Chekhov's Vision of Reality -- The Search for Form -- Failed Experiments: The Early Plays -- The Seagull: From Disaster to Triumph -- Uncle Vanya: 'A Glimmer of Light Shining in the Distance' -- Three Sisters: 'Oh if we could only know!' -- The Cherry Orchard: Complete Synthesis of Vision and Form.
Summary "The author's contention is that Chekhov's plays have often been misinterpreted by scholars and directors, particularly through their failure to adequately balance the comic and tragic elements inherent in these works. Through a close examination of the form and content of Chekhov's dramas, the author shows how deeply pessimistic or overly optimistic interpretations fail to sufficiently account for the rich complexity and ambiguity of these plays. The author suggests that, by accepting that Chekhov's plays are synthetic tragi-comedies which juxtapose potentially tragic sub-texts with essentially comic texts, critics and directors are more likely to produce richer and more deeply satisfying interpretations of these works. Besides being of general interest to any reader interested in understanding Chekhov's work, the book is intended to be of particular interest to students of Drama and Theatre Studies and to potential directors of these subtle plays."--Publisher's description.
Note Print version record.
Language English.
Subject Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904. (OCoLC)fst00045578
Literary studies: plays and playwrights.
Literature and literary studies.
Literature: history and criticism.
Drama. (OCoLC)fst00897468
Indexed Term chekhov.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Other Form: Print version: Borny, Geoffrey, 1942- Interpreting Chekhov. Canberra, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2006 192094267X (OCoLC)271121711
ISBN 9781920942687 (electronic bk.)
1920942688 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.26530/OAPEN_459296 doi

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