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Chekhov's Plays

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This file includes five 4-act plays: Ivanoff, The Three Sisters, The Cherry Orchard, The Seagull, and Uncle Vanya) and seven short plays (On the High Road, The Proposal, The Wedding, The Bear, The Tragedian in Spite of Himself, The Anniversary and The Swan Song.According to Wikipedia: "Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (29 January 1860 – 15 July 1904) was a Russian short-story writer, playwright and physician, considered to be one of the greatest short-story writers in the history of world literature...Chekhov had at first written stories only for financial gain, but as his artistic ambition grew, he made formal innovations which have influenced the evolution of the modern short story. His originality consists in an early use of the stream-of-consciousness technique, later adopted by James Joyce and other modernists, combined with a disavowal of the moral finality of traditional story structure."

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