Anton Chekhov Contributions

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“Why, doctor what an insightful play you’ve written. I bet your exploration of human situations will last through the ages.” This is not something people would normally say to their family physician. That is because most physicians are trained to be logical concise thinkers who do not have room for any unnecessary thoughts, which leaves them without much room for artistic expression. Now, if Anton Chekhov was your doctor then there could be a possibility for some discussion about The Cherry Orchard, The Sea Gull, or The Three Sisters while he was giving you your yearly physical. That’s because Chekhov was one of the most influential playwrights of his time and our time as well. Chekhov was many things such as a physician, a master of the short story, and he had a small but profound career in writing plays. Anton Chekhov lived an interesting life, which influenced his future writings and writing style. To understand Chekhov his early life must be explored, his exceptionally original writing style must be understood, and then with this knowledge his contribution towards theatre can be examined. To understand the man’s writing style and his theatrical contributions, we must have an understanding of his background.
Anton Chekhov has an interesting history and grew up in a fascinating time. He was born in 1870 in the Russian town of Taganrog. Chekhov’s grandfather was a serf that had worked hard and was able to buy his own freedom and that of his family (Rocamora pg
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