Anton Chekhov revolutionized Russian theater through his inimitable portrayals of characters faced with complex moral dilemmas.
"Letters" is the largest collection of Chekhov’s commentary on his plays ever to appear in an English-language edition.
"Criticism" includes eleven essays by leading European and Russian Chekhov scholars, most appearing in English for the first time, including those by Boris Zingerman, Maria Deppermann, and Lev Shestor. This volume also provides discussion of Chekhov’s plays by some of the twentieth century’s great directors, including Konstantin Stanislavsky, Peter Brook, and Mark Rozovsky.
A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.