Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904) was a Russian dramatist and writer.
He began to write short stories and comic sketches as a medical student. His plays concentrate on the creation of atmosphere and delineation of internal development, rather than external action. His first play Ivanov in 1887 was a failure, as was The Seagull in 1896 until revived by Stanislavsky in 1898 at the Moscow Arts Theatre, for which Chekhov went on to write his major plays Uncle Vanya in 1899, The Three Sisters in 1901 and The Cherry Orchard in 1904.
Born at Taganrog, he qualified as a doctor in 1884, but devoted himself to writing short stories rather than medical practice.
A collection Particoloured Stories in 1886 consolidated his reputation, and gave him leisure to develop his style: My Life in 1895, The Lady with the Dog in 1898 and In the Ravine in 1900.
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Anton Chekhov was a Russian physician, dramatist and author.