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Interpreting Chekhov

Borny, Geoffrey

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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...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2006-08
Type: Book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/240900
DOI: 10.22459/IC.08.2006
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website

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