Moscow, Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov was a famous Russian author, writer and dramaturge.

He was one of the most important personalities of Moscow, and he is still admired for some immortal masterpieces, such as Ivanov, The Seagull and The Cherry Orchard. He studied medicine, but the literature has always been his passion. He began his career realizing reportage and short stories, which were published on humorous papers and magazines. He soon became famous but, despite his success, he always tried to point out some important social problems of its time. He travelled to Siberia, where he reported the bad detection conditions of prisoners.

One of the most important works of Anton Chekhov is The Cherry Orchard, which was his last play. In this work, the author points out the decadence of the aristocracy after the abolition of the serfdom in 1861. The play premiered in 1904, at the Moscow Art Theatre; six months later, Anton Chekhov died of tuberculosis.

 

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