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Tatiana Shchepkina-Kupernik, Anton Chekhov, and Moscow Tales
Tatiana Shchepkina-Kupernik was a friend of the Chekhov family and a frequent visitor to Melikhovo, Anton Chekhov 's house just outside Moscow.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Baryshnikov meets Chekhov in 'Case'
Mikhail Baryshnikov is a master of innovation. This week he utilizes his expertise in both dance and drama to make his Shakespeare Theatre Company debut in "Man in a Case."
Sun Dec 01, 2013
The Huffington Post
Norman Mailer Bit My Dad and Other Childhood Memories
Kipp Friedman is the youngest son of writer and satirist Bruce Jay Friedman. He is the author of a new childhood memoir, Barracuda in the Attic [Fantagraphics October 2013] "I can write only from memory," the celebrated Russian writer Anton Chekhov once proclaimed, although I suspect even he would have benefitted somewhat from a tape recorder.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Review: The Three Sisters
"Every year the dream grows inside me," says the eldest of four restless Russian siblings, three of them sisters, at the outset of a new production of Chekhov's Three Sisters now crowding the stage with life at the Varscona.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: Anya von Bremzen on Cake and Stalin
To begin: Anya von Bremzen's new book Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing is not a cookbook, nor is it a one dimensional Julia Child joke.
Uncle Vanya brings frustrations of Chekhov's Russia to DukeRaisa Chowdhury
The theater department's production of "Uncle Vanya" aims to give Anton Chekhov's classic an upgrade that brings the woes of 1800s middle-class Russians to life for a modern audience.
Thu Nov 14, 2013
Marketing the Chekhovian experienceMike MyersImagine for a moment that you don't yet know Chekhov.
I've realized that Chekhov is astonishingly difficult to market. I'm often bombarded with the question, "What's it about?" Knowing that we students are harassed with opportunities from every direction, I understand that what many really mean to ask is: "Why should I see this show?" Though I have heretofore held no qualms luring unsuspecting victims ... (more)
Fred Contrada: Wrestling with 'Anna Karenina' in a 21st century world
Earlier this year, I'd picked up "The Complete Short Novels" of Anton Chekhov. It had been years since I'd read the Russians , but it didn't take long to recall how incisive and pleasurable their writing is.
Mon Nov 11, 2013
Russia Beyond the Headlines
Depardieu's 'Rasputin' reworked in new Russian film
The French actor Gerard Depardieu, who recently became a Russian citizen, stars in a new version of a movie about one of the Russian Empire's most mysterious figures.