chekhov chekhov  /ˈtʃɛ kɑv/

Definition(s):

  • (n) Russian dramatist whose plays are concerned with the difficulty of communication between people (1860-1904)

Usage(s):

  • chekhov's great drama is suddenly ubiquitous, but a new stage version falls short.

News

  1. Neva: Theater Review

    Chilean playwright Guillermo Calderon trains his sights on the widow of Anton Chekhov in this St. Petersburg-set drama. read more
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Hollywood Reporter

  2. Best Play: 'Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike' Wins At 2013 Tony Awards

    NEW YORK — Christopher Durang's comical "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" has won the best play Tony Award. The play, which takes characters and themes from Anton Chekhov and sets them in present-day Pennsylvania, stars Sigourney Weaver, Kristine Nielsen and David Hyde Pierce.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Huffington Post

  3. Tony Awards: 'Kinky Boots' snags best musical, 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike' best play

    "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," Christopher Durang's send-up of all things Chekhov, captured the Tony Award for Best Play on Sunday, while drag queens beat out English school kids as "Kinky Boots" was crowned Best Musical over "Matilda."        
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Baltimore Sun

Quotes

  1. "I don't know how I ended up working on a lot of comedies because I had no standup comedian or class clown type background," Wilson said. "I'd be doing Chekhov and they'd be chuckling. I'd be like 'What the hell are you laughing at?'"
    on Dec 22, 2008 By: Owen Wilson Source: Canada.com

  2. "I rode Anton Chekhov to beat Royal And Regal in the Prix Hocquart at Longchamp and he looks like a lovely, big horse," said Murtagh. "I'd say he should suit the Curragh as he looks a galloping type and I'm really looking forward to riding...
    on Jun 29, 2007 By: Johnny Murtagh Source: Sportinglife.co.za

  3. The production, largely intact from the Royal Court Theater, is one that John Lahr, writing in The New Yorker, called "the finest British production of Chekhov in recent memory."
    on Sep 29, 2008 By: John Lahr Source: International Herald Tribune

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