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The themes, style and view of life that characterise Chekhov’s subsequent masterpieces already emerge in Ivanov. In his thirties, Nikolai Ivanov is at an impasse: “My thoughts are confused, some kind of listlessness keeps my soul in fetters, and I haven’t the strength to und...
In classical dramaturgy, the larger and richer the text, the more aspects in it speak to the modern audience. I’m most interested in the theme that Molière talks about in the foreword to the play – hypocrisy. He knows how to show us the hypocrisy within ourselves and gives us the...
The plot is criminal in nature and it unfolds into a love drama. As such things usually pan out, the concerned parties are blind with rage and things are dead serious and yet the bystanders go back and forth between snickering and guffawing with laughter. And it would all seem in...