Anton chekhov

Anton Chekhov

  • Birthdate/ Birthplace

    Birthdate/ Birthplace
    Anton Chekhov was born in Taganrog (port city in Rostov Oblast in southern Russia)
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    Someone he was afraid of

    He was afraid of his dad. He was afraid that his dad would leave them with nothing again like he did so many times before. So, he had to become his family's leader
  • Family members and places they lived

    Family members and places they lived
    His father, Pavel, was a grocer with frequent money troubles; his mother, Yevgeniya, shared her love of storytelling with Chekhov and his five siblings; Alexander, Maria, Nikolai, Evan, and Mikhail. When Pavel’s business failed in 1875, he took the family to Moscow to look for other work while Chekhov remained in Taganrog until he finished his studies. Chekhov finally joined his family in Moscow in 1879.
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    People who influenced their writing

    The people that influenced his life were his dad. He didn’t want to be like his father. Very controlling and abusive with young kids by beating them up. Or by making them do things they didn’t want to do.
  • Interesting Fact

    Interesting Fact
    Chekhov now assumed responsibility for the whole family. To support them and to pay his tuition fees, he wrote daily short, humorous sketches and vignettes of contemporary Russian life, many under pseudonyms such as "Antosha Chekhonte"
  • Education (schools attended and degrees

    Education (schools attended and degrees
    Chekhov went to a Greek school in Taganrog grammar school and Taganrog Gimnasium which is now called Chekhov Gimnasium. His father ran away from creditors to Moscow. In 1879 he enrolled in medical school in Moscow University. During the mid-1880s, Chekhov practiced as a physician and began to publish serious works of fiction under his own name.
  • Historical events that may have impacted their writing

    Historical events that may have impacted their writing
    A historical event that impacted his writing was his family because he saw what they were going through and he wanted to change that with his family and with other people in the world that read his books and plays. He wanted domestic abuse to not be part of families.
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    While Anton had multiple accomplishments in his life, I think the most important ones was when he took over his fathers responsibility and he became a guardian for his family and showed them how violence is not okay. Also, being able to practice medicine and writing DAILY stories was another important factor in his life. Finally, being able to get the The Pushkin Prize.
  • Awards- The Pushkin Prize

    Awards- The Pushkin Prize
    Dimitri Gregorovich, a literary critic and genius of the time, was amazed by Anton Chekhov short story “The Huntsman” and “ pulled strings” to have Chekhov awarded the Pushkin Prize for his short story collection At Dusk in 1882. This award is "awarded to the Russian who achieved the highest standard of literary excellence."
  • Interesting Fact

     Interesting Fact
    He became a qualified physician in 1884. He gave the free charge for the poor people. He gained little money from this job at first.
  • Play- On the harmful effects of Tobacco

    Play- On the harmful effects of Tobacco
    On the Harmful Effects of Tobacco is a one-act play written by Russian author Anton Chekhov; it has one character, Ivan Ivanovich Nyukhin. First published in 1886, the play was revised by Chekhov and is best known from his 1902 version. This was first published in English in The Unknown Chekhov, a collection of writings.
    Anton was the author and creator
  • Play- Ivanov

    Play- Ivanov
    Ivanov is a four-act drama by the Russian playwright Anton Chekhov. which he wrote in ten days. Ivanov was first performed in 1887. Despite the success of its first performance, the production disgusted Chekhov himself. Irritated by this failure, Chekhov made alterations to the play. It was accepted to be performed in St. Petersburg in 1889. Chekhov's rewrite was successful.
    Anton was the author and creator
  • Production- The Bear

    Production- The Bear
    The Bear: A Joke in One Act, or The Boor (Russian: Медведь: Шутка в одном действии, tr. Medved': Shutka v odnom deystvii, 1888), is a one-act comedic play written by Russian author Anton Chekhov. The play was originally dedicated to Nikolai Nikolaevich Solovtsov, Chekhov's boyhood friend and director/actor who first played the character Smirnov.
    Anton was the author and creator
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    World Events & Politics

    Chekhov took his long-winded and ineptly facetious play Wood Demon (1888–89) and converted it—largely by cutting—into Uncle Vanya, one of his greatest stage masterpieces. In another great play, The Cherry Orchard(1904), Chekhov created a poignant picture of Russian landowners in decline, in which characters remain comic despite their very poignancy.
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  • Production- The wood Demon

    Production- The wood Demon
    The Wood Demon is a comedic play in four acts written by Russian author Anton Chekhov. The play was written in 1888 and debuted in December of 1889 at the Abramov Theater. The play was first refused. Eight years after this play failed, Chekhov returned to the work. He reduced the cast list by half, changed the climatic suicide into an anti-climax of a failed homicide, and published the reworked play, much more successfully, under the title Uncle Vanya.
    Anton was the author and creator
  • Interesting fact Gave up Theater

    Interesting fact Gave up Theater
    He gave up writing the drama for theater after The Seagull in 1896 received poor reception from the audiences. However, Constantin Stanislavski’s Moscow Art Theatre made this play interesting and successful after they performed it in 1898.
  • Health issues

    Health issues
    Chekhov had suffered from tuberculosis; A contagious infection caused by bacteria that mainly affects the lungs but can also affect any other organ including bone, brain and spine. For two decades before his death. Chekhov was diagnosed with the disease in 1897 at the age of thirty-seven but knew that he was sick long before a doctor diagnosed him.
  • Production- Three Sisters

    Production- Three Sisters
    Three Sisters (Russian: Три сeстры́, romanized: Tri sestry) is a play by the Russian author and playwright Anton Chekhov. It was written in 1900 and first performed in 1901 at the Moscow Art Theater. The play is sometimes included on the short list of Chekhov's outstanding plays, along with The Cherry Orchard, The Seagull and Uncle Vanya
    Anton was the author and creator
  • Marriages, children, and places he lived

    Marriages, children, and places he lived
    On 25 May 1901, Anton Chekhov, aged 41, married the actor Olga Knipper. The marriage provoked great surprise and consternation among his friends and family. They married in secret. The marriage resulted from an agreement according to which they would be married but would live differently, he in Yalta and she in Moscow. They were married for three years from 1901-1904. No kids.
  • Place of death and cause of death

    Place of death and cause of death
    He died on July 15, 1904 due to his tuberculosis. He died in Badenweiler, Germany.
  • Plays- Platonov

    Plays- Platonov
    Platonov (Russian: Платонов, also known as Fatherlessness and A Play Without a Title) is the name in English given to an early, untitled play in four acts written by Anton Chekhov in 1878. It was the first large-scale drama by Chekhov. Yermolova rejected the play and it was not published until 1923.
    Anton was the author and the creator