Thursday, 4 February 2010

Anton Chekhov's 150th celebration....










As written on January 29th, this year sees the 150th anniversary of Anton Chekhov's birthday. The playwright and short story author is considered part of the 'golden age' of Russian literature, ranking among contemporaries Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky and Pushkin. As such, across the media spectrum, Chekhov's works are being rediscovered and reinvented in honour or the great man.

A production of 'The Three Sisters', is currently being performed at the Lyric Hammersmith, starring Romola Garai, the recent lead role in the BBC's 'Emma', as Masha Prozorov.

BBC Radio is producing numerous programmes about the writer, ranging from readings of his work, to examining his influences of the modern writer.

Finally, the Guardian has a quiz on the author to determine knowledge of the author and his works.

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