The Temptation Of St Antony

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Uncle Vanya19971123

Julian Evans explores the life and work of Anton Chekhov, travelling to Moscow and to Yalta, where Chekhov lived from 1897 until his death in 1904 at the age of 44.

In these last years of declining health, Chekhov produced some of his greatest works - `Uncle Vanya', `Three Sisters' and `The Cherry Orchard'.

In these stories, which are also true of the artist's life, happiness is in longing rather than in fulfilment.

Contributors include Jean Benedetti, David Hare, Georgina Hammick, Donald Rayfield amd Anatoly Smelyansky.