Anton Chekhov Biography

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was a Russian physician, dramaturge and author who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short stories in history. His career as a dramatist produced four classics and his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics. Chekhov practised as a medical doctor throughout most of his literary career: "Medicine is my lawful wife", he once said, "and literature is my mistress." Along with Henrik Ibsen and August Strindberg, Chekhov is often referred to as one of the three seminal figures in the birth of early modernism in the theater.

Chekhov renounced the theatre after the disastrous reception of The Seagull in 1896, but the play was revived to acclaim in 1898 by Constantin Stanislavski's Moscow Art Theatre, which subsequently also produced Chekhov's Uncle Vanya and premiered his last two plays, Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard. These four works present a challenge to the acting ensemble as well as to audiences, because in place of conventional action Chekhov offers a "theatre of mood" and a "submerged life in the text." Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Anton Chekhov
Full Name:
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Nationality:
Russian Empire
Profession:
Physician, Author, Playwright, Dramaturge
Ethnicity:
Russian
Date of Birth:
January 29, 1860
Astrological Sign:
Aquarius
Date of Death:
July 15, 1904
Age at Death:
44
Cause of Death:
Tuberculosis
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