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Five Comic One-Act Plays

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Humorous gems by one of the masters of modern drama, including The Anniversary, a frenetic, behind-the-scenes look at the goings-on in a bank; An Unwilling Martyr, a humorous recital of an overburdened man's chores and obligations; as well as The Wedding, The Bear, and The Proposal.
Paperback, 64 pages
Published July 2nd 1999 by Dover Publications (first published February 1st 1999)
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Oct 11, 2014 Judy rated it really liked it
In the traditon of vaudeville-farce, and therefore rather dated for modern audiences/readers, but worth a look given that Chekhov wrote one-act plays throughout his career, not simply as forerunners to the full length plays. What is also surprising, he earned more overall from the performances of these shorts than from the major plays (claims Gottlieb, Chekhov scholar).
Let me add that the Chekhov enthusiast would appreciate the playwright's manipulation of the genre - the farcical elements, the
Aug 12, 2008 Kaisha rated it really liked it
Funny short Russian plays. Really relaxing to read.
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Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was born in the small seaport of Taganrog, southern Russia, the son of a grocer. Chekhov's grandfather was a serf, who had bought his own freedom and that of his three sons in 1841. He also taught himself to read and write. Yevgenia Morozova, Chekhov's mother, was the daughter of a cloth merchant.

"When I think back on my childhood," Chekhov recalled, "it all seems quite glo
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