Anton Chekhov once wrote that he wanted to make people aware of how "bad and dreary" their lives were in Russia at the end of the 19th century. A glimpse of tragedy onstage would inspire radical change, he hoped. Whether Chekhov's work engendered change on the larger stage is a matter for historians to debate, but the work itself is constantly being reinterpreted and, indeed, radically... More >>>
By Peter Mumford
Existential entrapment, hopelessness, and owls to boot: A tableau from 33 Fainting Spells' 'Our Little Sunbeam'