The Seagull And Chekhov And Children

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The Seagull and Chekhov and Children Anton Chekhov’s work The Seagull and Chekhov for Children were both inspired by the complexity of human emotion. One explored emotion in adults the other explored it in children to show was there a difference in the way adults and children felt and expressed emotion.
In a time where the depth of human emotion hadn 't been explored too deeply or talked about in Russian literature, the way Chekhov’s The Seagull play explore human emotion and the failures that haunts these characters was a first for the time. Same goes for Philip Lopate’s and his bold choice to push 5th graders father than what was expected of them, with acting out one of Chekhov’s other dark and humorous play Uncle Vanya. Both pieces are unique stand alone works off art, one thing both pieces of work had in common was the ability to see beyond what was normal and push through what society wanted to create unique pieces of work. A key part of Chekhov for children is Chekhov, with out Chekhov play Uncle Vanya there would be no source of inspiration for director Phillp Lopate to grab a hold to and push his 5th graders beyond what was expected of them at that age. Philip Lopate was trying to achieve something daring and innovative so why wouldn 't he use work that was said to be the same at one point in time. Lopate’s Chekhov for children thought out side the box and gave his 5th grade students extremely hard task that most said would be impossible to pull off. From that

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