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

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This essay will now examine how this Chekhovian "comedy" is fused with Irish migrant experiences and social change in The House, and the discussion will be deepened by questions about the insular social discourse as it works against returned Irish emigrants.
If you're into nostalgia, you'll love Kunming's Chekhovian side.
This time around Sly has passed directing duties over to Simon West, who made Con Air so he has form for this kind of thing, though that was positively Chekhovian compared to this.
He imagined a scenario in which the hollow characters of that long-ago comedy were actually flesh-and-blood souls, full of self-loathing, perversion and abject Chekhovian despair.
Whether it's the modern twists on Greek stories, the Chekhovian family relationships, or the central role of courageous women, her plays demand to be seen and heard.
Movement is an effective way for actors to build a connection to their characters, and Chekhovian gestures are only one of many springboards for creating movement.
There is always a Chekhovian gun hanging over the mantel in O'Connor's works and, by their ending, it has been appropriately but astonishingly fired.
The play, an ensemble piece with a cast of eight, has been described as a physical piece with Greek Chorus overtones written in a Chekhovian style.
Olivier Assayas' Chekhovian drama about three grown siblings debating whether to donate their deceased mother's precious art collection and sell the family's country house or keep it for future generations might appear mundane on the surface.
Oz grew up in a colonized, multicultural Jerusalem--a city teeming with Chekhovian characters--at the time when the nation of Israel was born.
I've never seen anything like it in a film, something so Chekhovian.
Chekhov inveighed against evil while spurning the aid of religion; as a Chekhovian Christian, West held to a "blues-ridden gospel" of resistance to evil that trusted in the possibility of divine goodness: "Ours is in the trying--the rest is not our business.
Using ballet vocabulary and specific gestures, he adopted a Chekhovian subtlety that banished overwrought histrionics from the ballet stage and replaced it with something closer to the truth.
It was in striking the Chekhovian chord that the Lincoln Center production experienced its greatest difficulty.
Finally, even though Richard Pine has published widely on Friel, and recently on his Russian plays, he has rarely written more insightfully on the Chekhovian ethos of Friel's Irish plays, adaptations of Russian plays, and recent one-act plays set in Chekhov's world.