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Project Gutenberg's Plays by Chekhov, Second Series, by Anton Chekhov
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Title: Plays by Chekhov, Second Series
On the High Road, The Proposal, The Wedding, The Bear, A
Tragedian In Spite of Himself, The Anniversary, The Three
Sisters, The Cherry Orchard
Author: Anton Chekhov
Release Date: April, 2005 [EBook #7986]
Posting Date: August 8, 2009
Language: English
Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1
*** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK PLAYS BY CHEKHOV, SECOND SERIES ***
Produced by James Rusk and Nicole Apostola
PLAYS BY ANTON CHEKHOV, SECOND SERIES
By Anton Chekhov
Translated, with an Introduction, by Julius West
[The First Series Plays have been previously published
by Project Gutenberg in etext numbers: 1753 through 1756]
CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
ON THE HIGH ROAD
THE PROPOSAL
THE WEDDING
THE BEAR
A TRAGEDIAN IN SPITE OF HIMSELF
THE ANNIVERSARY
THE THREE SISTERS
THE CHERRY ORCHARD
INTRODUCTION
The last few years have seen a large and generally unsystematic mass of
translations from the Russian flung at the heads and hearts of English
readers. The ready acceptance of Chekhov has been one of the few
successful features of this irresponsible output. He has been welcomed
by British critics with something like affection. Bernard Shaw has
several times remarked: "Every time I see a play by Chekhov, I want to
chuck all my own stuff into the fire." Others, having no such valuable
property to sacrifice on the altar of Chekhov, have not hesitated
to place him side by side with Ibsen, and the other established
institutions of the new theatre. For these reasons it is pleasant to
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