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Chekhov, Anton

Line breaks: Anton Chek¦hov
Pronunciation: /ˈtʃɛkɒf
 
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Definition of Chekhov, Anton in English:

( 1860–1904), Russian dramatist and short-story writer; full name Anton Pavlovich Chekhov. Chekhov’s work, portraying upper-class life in pre-revolutionary Russia with a blend of naturalism and symbolism, had a considerable influence on 20th-century drama. Notable plays: The Seagull (1895), Uncle Vanya (1900), The Three Sisters (1901), and The Cherry Orchard (1904).

Derivatives

Chekhovian

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Pronunciation: /tʃɛˈkəʊvɪən/
adjective
Example sentences
  • What is astonishing is that a truly Chekhovian production emerges from all this.
  • There's no languid, Chekhovian, ponderous stuff going on.
  • In many ways, he's the classic Byronic figure but he also has the Chekhovian sense of unfulfilment and emotional immaturity.

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