Anton Essays

  • Sir Anton Dolin

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    Sir Anton Dolin Dancer and choreographer Anton Dolin has been called “one of the most colorful and vital figures in modern ballet.” As a member of internationally known ballet companies or as director of his own troupes, this British-born artist has toured Europe and America for the past twenty years. Anton Dolin, originally Patrick Healey-Kay, was born on July 27, 1904, in Slinfold, Sussex, England. He is one of the three sons of George Henry and Helen Maude (Healey) Kay. When he was ten years of

  • Anton Chekhov Biography

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    Anton Chekhov was a man and author who overcame many obstacles during the course of his life. His contributions to literature were immense, but it came only through hard work and many failed attempts that he became the great author he is known as today. He was the poster-boy for art mimicking life. What Chekhov experienced and learned through his past was revealed through his writing. This was especially true for his plays, in particularly The Cherry Orchard. Anton Chekhov was born on January 17

  • Anton Chekhov

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    “Wisdom.... comes not from age, but from education and learning” (Good Reads”). Through his extensive life of knowledge and perseverance, Anton Chekhov is not only considered one of the most recognized Russian playwrights, but also the master of the modern short story. He is a literary genius who hides secret motives within his characters. In his literature, Chekhov describes Russian life during the time period he grew up in. Towards the later years in his life, Chekhov stopped producing short stories

  • Analysis of The Darling, by Anton Chekhov

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    The story “The Darling” by Anton Chekhov, illustrates a woman that is lonely, insecure, and lacking wholeness of oneself without a man in her life. This woman, Olenka, nicknamed “Darling” is compassionate, gentle and sentimental. Olenka is portrayed for being conventional, a woman who is reliant, diligent, and idea less. Although, this story portrays that this woman, known as the Darling needs some sort of male to be emotionally dependant upon, it is as if she is a black widow, she is able to win

  • Anton Chekhov Biography

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    Russian writers and artists were dragged from the ranks of nobility. But one, Anton Chekhov, was the exception. Though he lived to be a figure of prestige and wealth, well among the few, fortunate and hated Russian beorgousie, Chekov possessed a background of humble origins. It was for this reason that the legacy of Chekov was fully annexed into the new age of Russian culture as it did so flourish in the age before. Anton Chekov was born in 1860 , the third among six children to a lower middle-class

  • The Symphonies Of Anton Bruckner

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    Introduction The symphonies of Anton Bruckner have been known to be majestically spiritual having ‘cathedrals in sound’. Giving a brief background of the musician and composer, Anton Bruckner was born in Ansfelden. Anton’s father was a school master who did not want that his son be a musician. However, against his father’s will, Anton studied music at St. Florian monastery and became an organ player in the year 1851. Anton was much impressed by the music of Richard Wagner and extensively studied

  • The Darling by Anton Chekhov

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    In “The Darling”, Anton Chekhov pairs a critical narrator with a static, one-dimensional main character to make a point about women in 19th century Russian society. He portrays Olenka as a woman who acquires her self-identity and sense of self-worth by making her current husband’s ideas her own, and he uses a narrator who continually criticizes Olenka for not having a thought on her own. Chekhov implies that truly interesting women achieve social and intellectual equality to men. The story’s main

  • The Impact of Tuberculosis on the Work of Anton Chekhov

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    Press, 2000. Gilman, Richard. Chekhov's Plays: And Opening into Eternity. Conn.: Yale University Press. 1995. Jackson, Robert Louis. Chekhov: A Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall. 1967. Reminiscences of Anton Chekhov by Maxim Gorky, Alexander Kuprin, and I. A. Bunin, trans. by S. S. Koteliansky and Leonard Woolf

  • Anton Chekhov And Stanislavsky

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    Realism played a massive role in the lives of Anton Chekhov and Konstantin Stanislavsky. Both men made a significant impact on the world of theatre, and results are still seen today. They paved the way for those who came after them. Elements from Chekhov’s plays have influenced playwrights that preceded him, like the works of Tennessee Williams, who listed that Chekhov had a large effect on his writing. Stanislavsky’s acting system, based on acting truthfully, inspired many other acting systems that

  • Anton Chekhov's The Bet

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    Though Anton Chekhov's "The Bet" was written in a different country at a different time, it portrays a timeless theme; greed is a crippling trait of mankind. This message can be seen through the author's use of characterization of both the lawyer and the banker. The banker was a static character; he was greedy from start to finish. The lawyer was a dynamic character and he saw the wrong in his ways and changed them in the end. The author portrayed the banker as a foolish and greedy man, and since

  • The Importance of the Mare in Anton Chekhov’s Misery

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    The Importance of the Mare in Misery Iona Potapov, the main character in Anton Chekhov’s short story, "Misery," is yearning for someone to listen to his woes. Every human he comes in contact with blatantly ignores his badly-needed-to-tell-story by either shunning him or falling asleep. There is, however, one character in this story that would willingly listen to Iona, a character who is with Iona through almost the entire story. This character is his mare. Renato Poggioli describes the story

  • Misery Anton Chekhov Analysis

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    instead of endlessly searching for answers. In the short story “Misery”, Anton Chekhov effectively shows the desperation of communication through the character Iona Potapov and his mare. Chekhov illustrates the difficulty Iona faces to communicate his sufferings to the various people he speaks to as a sleigh driver. He accomplishes this through his style of writing, imagery, and the events that take place in the story. Anton Chekhov’s style of realism uses the voice of a man in deep sadness to portray

  • Anton Chekhov's Story Analysis

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    Anton Chekhov’s Selected Stories portray the Russian people as they were not how he wished they were; which is why he never “lived in his works”. Instead Chekhov acted as a moral compass for the Russian generation. His brilliance laid on the reliance of “impressionistic realism” and the ever-present after mass of the official end of serfdom in (1861), allowing him to encompass more aspects of Russian life. His stories are under constant study because of the individuality of his writing techniques

  • The Lady With The Dog By Anton Chekhov

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    "The Lady with the Dog" by Anton Chekhov was a marvelous story that expresses that love can come out of nowhere. The mood of the story in the beginning was simply just a man casually looking for an affair, and he would prey on women who are just traveling out of their city’s passing by on the streets of Yalta. The mood changes from the beginning from Dmitri, the main male character, just wanting a random hook up, to him falling madly in love with this lady that came to his city with her dog at the

  • Feelings in Anton Chekhov's The Bear

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    "The Bear," which is a classic one-act play written 1900, is one of the great works of Anton Chekhov, which is very much about a widowed woman. The Bear can be regarded as a comedy since it is to give the audience entertainment and amusement. This comedy reveals the fine line between anger and passion. The theme is about a strange beginning of love between Mrs. Popov and Smirnov. It demonstrated that love changes all things it touches. Dialogue of the characters, the action of the characters, and

  • Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard

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    In the very early twentieth century, Anton Chekhov composed a play entitled The Cherry Orchard, which focused on many themes including childishness, clinging to the past, and hypocrisy of humans, all of which were clearly represented throughout the play. These themes are all causes of the theme that stands out in The Cherry Orchard above all else, this being the reversal of fates. Madame Ranevsky is the joint owner of a large estate which neighbors the home of Lopakhin, a son of the serf who belonged

  • The Value of Human Life in The Bet by Anton Chekhov

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    In the short story “The Bet” by Anton Chekhov a wager is made that changes the lives of two people. The story begins with a heated argument at a party over which is more moral, capital punishment or life imprisonment. The host of the party, the banker, believes that capital punishment is more moral because the death sentence kills the victim quicker rather than dragging out the process. A twenty-five year old lawyer at the party responds, saying, he would choose the life sentence to be more moral

  • Analysis Of The Seagull By Anton Chekhov

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    When Anton Chekhov’s play The Seagull premiered at the Alexandrinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg on October 17, 1896, critics condemned it as disastrous. However, a production mounted by the Moscow Art Theatre two years later, led to the acclaimed revival of The Seagull as well as the establishment of Chekhov as an accomplished playwright (Bristow, 1977). It is the goal of this essay to discuss the different techniques that Chekhov used in The Seagull, in order to gain an in-depth understanding of

  • The Lady With The Dog by Anton Chekhov

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    In the beginning of the story, Chekhov begins with the simple line, 'It was said that a new person had appeared on the sea-front…'; This passage shows that the local residents of Yalta have discovered an outsider, a person they know nothing about. Chekhov asks the reader to consider who is she with and why is she there? The character of the sly womanizer, Dmitri Gurov, also asks these questions. When first reading I began to form a certain opinion of Dmitri. We know he is married and has children

  • Anton Chekhov's and Joyce Oates' The Lady with the Dog

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    different settings, but the characters in the story remain the same. There is Anna, Dmitry, and their families. Although their families are mentioned, each member remains without any description and therefore they begin to seem almost unimportant. Both Anton Chekhov and Joyce Oates chose to tell the story using a third-person narrator. This is one of the most important aspects of the characterization because if other characters were allowed to appear more within either story, the reader would have more