Ekaterina Golovina: Eat, Pray, Chekhov
Andrey and Natasha Prozorov played by David A. Russel and Ekaterina Golovina. Photos by Asya Danilova. Like PopDust on Facebook. Thomas Burns Scully. "Chekhov is meant to be funny. I think people forget that too often," says Ekaterina Golovina.
- FCT takes on Chekhov with a Pennsylvania twist
Shown here is the cast of Fleetwood Community Theatre's production of "Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike." By From Fleetwood Community Theatre. Posted: 04/26/17, 9:46 PM EDT | Updated: 53 secs ago. # Comments. Fleetwood Community Theatre ...
- North Devon Gazette
Comedy as Chekhov's The Sneeze blows into Ilfracombe
North Devon Gazette
The name of famous Russian playwright Anton Chekhov does not conjure up the image of comedy - but Studio Theatre in Ilfracombe is all set to show he was indeed a funny man. The group is presenting The Sneeze, a collection of seven short plays and ...
Chekhov and Durang on Willow Place: Heights Players' production of 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike' - Brooklyn Daily EagleBrooklyn Daily Eagle
Chekhov and Durang on Willow Place: Heights Players' production of 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike'
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Now celebrating their 61st year, the Heights Players have another hit. Vivacious Meg Dooley as Masha steals the show in much of “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” Christopher Durang's black comedic riff on Chekhov. Photos: Joseph Pacifico ...and more »
- Anton Chekhov's UNCLE VANYA Returns to The Court Theatre
One hundred and twenty years after it was first published, Anton Chekhov's celebrated masterpiece Uncle Vanya makes its way back onto The Court Theatre's stage. Annie Baker's critically-acclaimed revitalisation of this theatrical classic brings the ...
Chekhov Theater Festival Spring Fundraiser this Friday in Ridgefield
Broadway star and singer, Katie Diamond will present an evening of classic Broadway songs at the annual fundraiser for the Chekhov International Theatre Festival of Ridgefield. Katie is a resident of Ridgefield and a founder of ACT of Connecticut, a ...
- The New Yorker
Love in the Time of Numbness; or, Doctor Chekhov, Writer
The New Yorker
When he was thirty-one, Anton Chekhov travelled to Sakhalin Island, a penal colony. There, he invented a new kind of literature.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY FINE ART IMAGES / HERITAGE IMAGES / GETTY. The following text is adapted from a keynote address ...
- BWW Review: STUPID F@#%ING BIRD Mashes Chekhov With Giddy Modernism
If you're looking for clear outspoken themes and messages onstage, there are better places to look than the aching comedies of Anton Chekhov. Among his contemporaries, Count Leo Tolstoy found the best works of Chekhov difficult to grasp yet full of ...
- CGTN America (blog)
Yours drearily: a review of Chekhov's 'Three Sisters'
CGTN America (blog)
The Prozorov sisters of Three Sisters. Bridget Flanery, Caroline Hewitt, Emilie Krause. Photo: Teddy Wolff. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) · Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) · Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new ...
Tarragon brings back Chekhov's love letters until April 23
From the 2015 run of the show: Richard Sheridan Willes as Anton Chekhov and Rena Polley as Olga Knipper. Theirs was one of the theatre world's most extraordinary love stories: he a famous playwright and she a leading actress of the Moscow Art Theatre.
Inspired by Chekhov, World Premiere of Dorothy Fortenberry's SPECIES NATIVE TO CALIFORNIA Hits Home in ... - Broadway WorldInspired by Chekhov, World Premiere of Dorothy Fortenberry's SPECIES NATIVE TO CALIFORNIA Hits Home in ...
Everyone's a part of the family - until they're not. IAMA Theatre Company presents the world premiere of a deceptively gentle comedy about family, land, labor and loss. Eli Gonda directs Species Native to California by Dorothy Fortenberry for a May 13 ...
- The Press, York
The Press, York
European Arts Company returns with a hugely entertaining collection of classic one-act farces by Anton Chekhov, including The Evils of Tobacco, The Dimwit, The Bear, Swan Song and The Proposal. This is Chekhov as you've never seen him before – funny!
- Charlotte Observer (blog)
Chekhov may be spinning in his grave over 'Bird' – but with laughter
Charlotte Observer (blog)
I once asked a theater professor why Chekhov's plays are called “comedies,” when there are often more belly-laughs in an IRS form for farm equipment deductions. “The failures of great people are tragic, and the failures of small people are comic,” he ...
- Signature Reads
Modernity's Main Man: Is Anton Chekhov Still Relevant?
As I write this, it is snowing though spring has officially begun, everyone and their sister has the flu, our country is beset with turmoil, and all I want to do is reread the plays of Anton Chekhov. Frankly, I find an immersion in his works – at once ...
- Irish Times
Afterplay review: Brian Friel taps into his inner Chekhov
Afterplay. Gate Theatre.. Brian Friel was often described as the Irish Chekhov. In his plays from the 1970s, in particular Living Quarters and Aristocrats, his study of loneliness, decay and the disappearance of a way of life chimed with the ...
- Lauren Pritchard And Cast Of SONGBIRD Join Annual Chekhov Celebration
Lauren Pritchard and cast members from the critically-acclaimed off-Broadway musical SONGBIRD (based on Chekhov's "The Seagull") join Sam Underwood, Valorie Curry, and Fundamental Theater Project for Columbia University's Harriman Institute's 7th ...
- DC Theatre Scene
Chekhov like you've never seen - Three Sisters at Studio Theatre ...
DC Theatre Scene
The women chant their lines over one another above a rising swirl of offstage clamor that reaches a crescendo pitch. Masha (Caroline Hewitt),—the most ...and more »
- DC Theatre Scene
Chekhov like you've never seen – Three Sisters at Studio Theatre (review)
DC Theatre Scene
The women chant their lines over one another above a rising swirl of offstage clamor that reaches a crescendo pitch. Masha (Caroline Hewitt),—the most troubled of the three Prozorov sisters—begins to scramble up a tree like a cat as the scene goes dark.and more »
Aaron Posner re-radicalizes Chekhov for today's audiences
Aaron Posner's new play, Stupid F--king Bird, was "sort of" adapted from an old Anton Chekhov play called The Seagull. But what do we mean by "sort of"? "I wanted to re-radicalize Chekhov," Posner explains. "He was realistic, he was putting everyday ...and more »
- Chekhov's THREE SISTERS Set for Limited Engagement at The Brick
Chekhov's THREE SISTERS Set for Limited Engagement at The Brick The Brick Theater, Inc. & Obvious Volcano Productions presents THREE SISTERS, written by Anton Chekhov, translated by Paul Schimdt, and directed by Maggie Cino, from March 23 to ...
- Knoxville News Sentinel
'Carol,' Chekhov and 'Urinetown' part of CBT 2017-18 season
Knoxville News Sentinel
The Clarence Brown Theatre's 2017-18 season opens in August with "Peter and the Starcatcher" and ends in May 2018 with "Urinetown." The season includes ...and more »
Chekhov's Subversive Politics are in the Spotlight at the 7TH ANNUAL CHEKHOV CELEBRATION - Broadway WorldChekhov's Subversive Politics are in the Spotlight at the 7TH ANNUAL CHEKHOV CELEBRATION
Sam Underwood, Valorie Curry, and The Acting Company Of The Fundamental Theater Project join Columbia University's Harriman Institute's 7th Annual Chekhov Celebration, April 8th, 8pm, Actors Temple Theater, 339 West 47th Street. Tickets are $10 and ...
Guest Blog: Lucy J Skilbeck On Chekhov and Young Vic's Genesis Future Directors Award - Broadway WorldBroadway World
Guest Blog: Lucy J Skilbeck On Chekhov and Young Vic's Genesis Future Directors Award
It was when we began rehearsal for Chekhov's The Bear and The Proposal at the Young Vic, and were in the thick of the action, that I began to understand the power of the Genesis Future Directors Award. I am a writer, maker and director, predominantly ...
- Washington Post
Aaron Posner takes Chekhov's starring sisters out of the equation in 'No Sisters'
Toward the end of the second act of “Three Sisters,” now running at Studio Theatre, Biko Eisen-Martin, who plays the lovesick Russian soldier Solyony, pours his heart out to — and is gently rejected by — the object of his affection. Eisen-Martin ...
- San Francisco Chronicle
'John' has all the misery of Chekhov, no rewards
San Francisco Chronicle
Mertis (Georgia Engel) lights the candles in her bed and breakfast in ACT's production of “John.” Photo: Kevin Berne, American Conservatory Theater. Image 2 of 5. Georgia Engel (center) plays Mertis, owner of the bed and breakfast that Jenny (Stacey ...and more »
- The funny side of Chekhov comes to Derbyshire venues - Belper News
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- Belper News
The funny side of Chekhov comes to Derbyshire venues
European Arts Company are hitting the road again with a selection of hilarious short plays written by Russian great Anton Chekhov. Chekhov's Shorts will be at Derby Guildhall on March 14-15, and then later in the tour at Buxton's Pavilion Centre on ...
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- Mad Cow Theatre Presents Chekhov's THREE SISTERS
Mad Cow Theatre is delighted to announce its upcoming production of Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters, a lyrical Russian masterwork adapted by Libby Appel, ...and more »
Weekend Passport: Chekhov, Flamenco And The Kizuna 6 Photo Exhibit
An adaptation of Anton Chekhov's 'Uncle Vanya' is showing at the Goodman Theatre through March 19. "Global citizen" Nari Safavi joins WBEZ's Worldview every Friday to help you plan an international weekend in Chicago. More content below this sponsor ...and more »
- See Chekhov with a Millennial Twist
Aaron Posner's "sort of" adaptation of The Seagull updates the language for a society currently self-obsessed with their social media reflections. By Steve Fisher. “Like a play, but not so stupid.” That's how Stupid Fucking Bird's protagonist (and bird ...
- Shanghai Daily (subscription)
Chekhov in Chinese
Shanghai Daily (subscription)
RUSSIAN dramatist Anton Chekhov's famous drama “The Seagull” will be staged in Chinese at the Joy House Cinemas in the Pudong New Area for a week starting today. It will be performed by the International Theater Workshop at the Shanghai Normal ...
- Kennesaw State University set to stage Chekhov's 'Three Sisters'
Kennesaw State University's Department of Theatre and Performance Studies will stage a production of Anton Chekhov's 1900 play, “Three Sisters,” from March 16 – 26 in conjunction with the year of Russia, KSU's 32nd entry in the annual country study ...
'Doctor Who' Tuesday Trope: Chekhov's Gun
From survivor's guilt to the action girl, Doctor Who's cup runneth over with repetitive motifs. Each week, I'll tackle another trope, examining its use, effectiveness, and relevance to the long-running BBC show. First up, some prolific advice from ...
- The Globe and Mail
This Chekhov adaptation warms up an otherwise cold-climate play ...
The Globe and Mail
Director doesn't trust the source material enough to fully channel what makes Chekhov's plays great – nor does he go far enough in charting his own course.
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- The Telegram
St. John's Players dole out dollops of Chekhov
The St. John's Players focus on the works of Anton Chekhov this weekend with their production of Neil Simon's “The Good Doctor” at the LSPU Hall. ©Submitted photo. Russian playwright and shortstory writing legend Anton Chekhov was honoured in Neil ...and more »
- Insider Louisville
UofL's 'Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike' is like Chekhov in a blender
The University of Louisville's Theatre Arts Department is stepping away from the high drama that has dominated its 2016-17 season and getting silly with Christopher Durang's “Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike,” which runs through Sunday. The action ...
- The Hindu
The charm of Chekhov
The Bharat Rang Mahotsav brought back memories of days when Russians staged Kalidasa. Chekov production, by the group from Moscow, will be remembered for a long time. In the good old days we used to see great productions brought by the erstwhile ...and more »
The charm of Chekhov
Summary: The production attracted a large number of the discerning audience of the Capital who love to watch the enduring charm of Chekhov, one of the greatest playwrights of the world. His mother lives in Moscow with his friend writer Trigorin. The ...
'Vanya and Sonia' and a Chekhov mashup at Rep
The cast of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which runs March 10-26 at the Rochester Repertory Theatre, includes, from left, Kathy Keech, of Rochester; Dominique Jones, of Rochester; Eleanore Sutherland, of Rochester; Sue Schnell, of Rochester; ...and more »
- Gig City
PLAYBILL: Chekhov gets pecked
Stupid Fucking Bird GigCity Edmonton As if Anton Chekhov weren't weird enough that he needs modernizing, what with that creepy story about him turning into a cockroach … whoops, wrong depressing Eastern European and/or Russian author. Kafka was ...
- Chekhov is making you laugh in Lincoln
The funny side of Chekhov is on show at Lincoln Drill Hall next week in Chekhov Shorts. Before The Seagull got stuffed and The Three Sisters started moaning, Chekhov was funny. The European Arts Community will be presenting classic one-act farces, ...
- Croft to direct Chekhov as his Playhouse swansong
Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard is to be the last play Giles Croft directs as artistic director at Nottingham Playhouse. After 18 years at the theatre, Giles Croft will be stepping down as artistic director, but not before directing The Cherry ...
- Chicago Tribune
Addressing hope and despair, Chekhov play still resonates
The College of Lake County Theatre department presents Anton Chekhov's “The Cherry Orchard,” featuring, clockwise from left, Ned Ricks of Gurnee, Rodrigo Arreola of Lake Bluff, Jessica Ellingsen of Skokie and Emma Dreher of Libertyville. (Photo ...
- The Guardian
The Cherry Orchard review – Chekhov revival sows seeds of revolution
Trapped in a world of illusion … Sian Thomas, centre, as Madame Ranevsky in The Cherry Orchard. Photograph: Tristram Kenton for the Guardian. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via Email; View more sharing options; Share on LinkedIn · Share ...
- National Post
Chekhov looms as ever over Toronto's Superior Donuts and My Night With Reg
Think Chekhov. That's what critics do, what audiences do, what even playwrights do when, for example, a character in a new play wants to make a romantic declaration to another character and is too shy or inhibited to go through with it. The same is ...
- Dorset Echo
Chekhov's Shorts are coming to the Corn Exchange
A CHARMING and hilarious collection of short comic plays by Anton Chekhov will entertain an audience at Dorchester Arts this week. Chekhov's Shorts, a hugely entertaining collection of classic one-act farces by Anton Chekhov, will be at the Corn ...
- CLC theater performing Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard"
Chicago Daily Herald
A family on the edge of ruin and a country on the brink of revolution is the setting for the College of Lake County's theater department production of "The Cherry Orchard," written by Anton Chekhov. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. March 3, 4, 9 and 11; 2 ...
Hilton Als on James Baldwin, George Saunders on Anton Chekhov, Scott Pruitt on Being Awful: Recommended Reading - FlavorwireFlavorwire
Hilton Als on James Baldwin, George Saunders on Anton Chekhov, Scott Pruitt on Being Awful: Recommended Reading
Here at Flavorwire, we pride ourselves on not only writing excellent content, but also keeping an eye on other great writing from around the web. This may be a predominantly arts/culture-centric website, but given the immediate gravity of U.S. politics ...
- George Saunders on Chekhov's Different Visions of Happiness
Like The Atlantic? Subscribe to The Atlantic Daily, our free weekday email newsletter. By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature. See entries from Karl Ove Knausgaard, Jonathan Franzen ...
- The Atlantic
By Heart: George Saunders on the Prose of Chekhov - The Atlantic
The Lincoln in the Bardo author dissects the Russian writer's masterful meditations on beauty and sorrow in the short story “Gooseberries,” and explains the ...and more »