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Description - Approaches to Teaching the Works of Anton Chekhov by Michael C. Finke

Chekov's works have unflinching integrity in the face of human frailty. With their emphasis on the dignity and value of individuals during unique moments, they help us better understand how to exist with others when we are fundamentally alone. Written in Russia at the end of the nineteenth century, when the country began to move fitfully toward industrialization and grappled with the influence of Western liberalism even as it remained an autocracy, Chekhov's plays and stories continue to influence contemporary writers. The essays in this volume provide classroom strategies for teaching Chekhov's stories and plays, discuss how his medical training and practice related to his literary work, and compare Chekhov with writers both Russian and American. The volume also aims to help instructors with the daunting array of new editions in English, as well as with the ever-growing list of titles in visual media: filmed theater productions of his plays, adaptations of the plays and stories scripted for film, and amateur performances freely available online.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781603292689
ISBN-10: 1603292683
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 277
Imprint: Modern Language Association of America
Publisher: Modern Language Association of America
Publish Date: 30-Jan-2016
Country of Publication: United States

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