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Chekhov, Anton

Three Sisters. The first publication of Chekhov's play.

Three Sisters. The first publication of Chekhov's play.

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Chekhov, Anton [Three Sisters / In Russian Thought] Try Sestry / Russkaya Mysl’. Book II.

Moskva, 1901.
8vo, 260, 218, 22 pp.

In modern binding.
In good condition.

The first publication of Chekhov's 'Three Sisters', one of his most outstanding plays.

The play was originally written for the Moscow Art Theatre and debuted there in the same year. The director, Konstantin Stanislavsky, along with Chekhov's future wife, Olga Knipper (for whom he wrote the role of Masha), and Vsevolod Meyerhold, were among the cast.
Stanislavsky regarded 'Three Sisters' as Chekhov's finest work.
It's interesting that Sergei Diaghilev, who was overseeing 'The Yearbook of the Imperial Theaters' at the time, along with another magazine, competed for the privilege of being the first to publish the play. However, Chekhov ultimately chose to publish the play in 'Russkaia Mysl'', with which magazine he had collaborated for several years before. The revised and partially rewritten text by Chekhov was eventually published as a separate edition by the prominent publisher Adolf Marx in April of the same year.

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