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It was very emotional, actually. In the front of the book I wrote something Anton Chekhov wrote to the woman he ended up spending the rest of his life with: Hello, the last page of my life. Which I thought was very appropriate  (Chekhov Quotes) Human lives seldom conform to the conventions of fiction. Chekhov says that it is in the beginnings and endings of stories that we are most tempted to lie. I know what he means, and I agree.  (Chekhov Quotes) It would be a big mistake to think that Chekhov was a natural, that he did not have to work for his effects and singular style.  (Chekhov Quotes) Christopher Knowles, Buechner, Heiner Mueller, Burroughs, Chekhov, Shakespeare - it’s all one body of work.  (Chekhov Quotes) The answer to old age is to keep one’s mind busy and to go on with one’s life as if it were interminable. I always admired Chekhov for building a new house when he was dying of tuberculosis.  (Chekhov Quotes) I don’t read many popular histories like the ones I write. The building blocks for my research are scholarly monographs, and the inspiration for my storytelling style are folks like Chekhov.  (Chekhov Quotes) I’m always keeping an eye out for a period piece. I was trained in theatre, so most of the things we did were classical - Shakespeare, Moliere, and Chekhov.  (Chekhov Quotes) Be sure not to discuss your hero’s state of mind. Make it clear from his actions.(Letter to Alexander Chekhov, May 10, 1886)  (Chekhov Quotes) Unless you’re doing Shakespeare or Chekhov... the written word is not sacrosanct.  (Chekhov Quotes) Chekhov, when it’s done well and you’re ready for it, can actually be quite funny  (Chekhov Quotes) I enjoy all forms of writing, but playwrighting is what made me what I am. Not only working with the ghosts of Chekhov and Ibsen and Shakespeare, but what it is to be a playwright, to be interacting with human beings in the live theater and affect people on such a direct, emotional level.  (Chekhov Quotes) When you read Chekhov, everything has an even gray tone. When you read ‘Family Life’, everything has an even white tone. It is almost like when you paint on paper, and you can see the paper through the paint.  (Chekhov Quotes) Educate yourself, welcome life’s messiness, read Chekhov, avoid becoming an architect at all costs.  (Chekhov Quotes) Chekhov was capable of casually tossing off deplorable comments in his letters, combined with a very modern anger against anti-Semitism.  (Chekhov Quotes) Chekhov, when it’s done well and you’re ready for it, can actually be quite funny  (Chekhov Quotes) Chekhov will seek out the key situation in the life of a cabman or a charwoman, and make them glow for a brief moment in the tender light of his sympathy  (Chekhov Quotes) Chekhov is this poet of melancholy and isolation and of wishing you were somewhere else than where you are  (Chekhov Quotes) I thought I would spent my career doing Chekhov and Ibsen in regional theaters, so the fact that I started doing new plays was a whole new world I didn’t expect, and that I would like to keep doing  (Chekhov Quotes) You do develop a taste as an actress: Chekhov, Ayckbourn: it’s the combination of comedy and human drama. I would never want to do anything without comedy  (Chekhov Quotes) The answer to old age is to keep one’s mind busy and to go on with one’s life as if it were interminable. I always admired Chekhov for building a new house when he was dying of tuberculosis  (Chekhov Quotes) No author has created with less emphasis such pathetic characters as Chekhov has  (Chekhov Quotes) [Anton] Chekhov is the most produced playwright in the world after Shakespeare, and most of the people in my sort of audience would have seen at least one of his plays  (Chekhov Quotes) Master Chekhov says Man is what he believes. From here we conclude that when Man believes in a crap, Man becomes a crap!  (Chekhov Quotes) I come from the theatre where there are no boundaries to the style you’re doing; you’re doing Moliere, then you’re doing Chekhov and then you’re doing Arthur Miller in a season and no-one bats an eye  (Chekhov Quotes) In my teaching, I try to expose my students to the widest range of aesthetic possibilities, so I’ll offer them stories from Anton Chekhov to Denis Johnson, from Flannery O’Connor to A.M. Homes, and perhaps investigating all that strange variation of beauty has rubbed off on me. Or perhaps that’s why I enjoy teaching literature.  (Chekhov Quotes) How many really great writers are there who are totally non-political? You can hear the French Revolution in the poetry of [Percy Bysshe] Shelly and [John] Wordsworth; you can sense the vast inequalities of Tsarist Russia in [Anton] Chekhov and [Lev] Tolstoy.  (Chekhov Quotes) PRINT FREE GIANT POSTERS