By picking out selected reference points from the Chekhov
text and weaving them throughout her similarly tragically comic monologue, Carr has created a true companion to the original piece, leaving you in no doubt that these two were perfectly matched.
Claiming to be an actor himself, his character Max tells Julie: "Next to Gorbachev, (Chekhov
) was my favourite Russian."
's appreciation of Russia's natural environment was evident both in his short stories and in travel writings.
drew on memories of debt and crisis from his own childhood, giving his tale a compelling authenticity.
In the application of new techniques to Chekhov
's language, scholars have been less successful.
| In and Out of Chekhov
's Shorts is coming to Loughborough Town Hall.
The characters switch to Russian for one clever nod to a section of Chekhov
's original play, which saw them speak in English.
From the beginning of the book -- concerned as it is with the relationship between life and art, truth and performance -- there are hints that Chekhov
is going to be important.
Even if the complicated brew of emotions cannot always match Chekhov
's, there are still moments of great power here.--BE
Opening at the Royal Exchange this week, Chekhov
's revered 1900 work - a bleak exploration of thwarted hopes in a provincial Russian town - will be gloriously re-imagined with electric guitars, punk rock spirit and RashDash's trademark feminist zeal.
In Doubles, Ergi Kirkin (Tur)/Nikolay Vyleghanin (Rus) bt Aqeel Khan (Pak)/Shahzad Khan (Pak) 6-4,6-4; Gleb Alekseenko (Ukr)/Ivan Ponomarenko (Rus) bt Shalva Dzhanashiya (Rus)/Ivan Nedelko (Rus) 4-2 ret.; Enrique Lopez-Perez(Esp)/Kristian Lozan (Rus) bt Parameer Singh Bajwa (Ind)/Ajay Prithvi Nemakal (Ind) 6-2,6-1; Peter Goldsteiner (Aut)/Julian Onken (Ger) bt Anurag Nenwani (Ind)/Jayesh Pungliya (Ind) 6-0,6-3; Enrique Lopez-Perez (Esp) bt Julian Onken (Ger) 6-2,6-4; Ergi Kirkin (Tur)/Nikolay Vylegzhanin (Rus) bt Vadim Alekseenko (Ukr)/Anton Chekhov
Semi-finals: 2-Anton Chekhov
(Russia)/Alexandr Lebedyn (Ukraine) bt 3-Shalva Dzhanashia (Russia)/Ivan Nedelko (Russia) 2-6, 6-4, 10-8; Aqeel Khan (Pakistan)/Shahzad Khan (Pakistan) bt Ergi Kirkin (Turkey)/Nikolay Vylegzahnin (Russia) 6-4, 7-6(3).