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also Che·kov  (chĕk′ôf, -ŏf, -ŏv, chyĕ′KHəf), Anton Pavlovich 1860-1904.
Russian writer whose dramas, such as The Seagull (1896, revised 1898), and stories, including "A Dreary Story" (1889), concern the inability of humans to communicate with one another.

Che·kho′vi·an (chĕ-kō′vē-ən) adj.
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(ˈtʃɛkɒf; Russian ˈtʃɛxəf) or


(Biography) Anton Pavlovich (anˈtɔn ˈpavləvitʃ). 1860–1904, Russian dramatist and short-story writer. His plays include The Seagull (1896), Uncle Vanya (1900), The Three Sisters (1901), and The Cherry Orchard (1904)
Chekhovian, Chekovian adj
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Anton (Pavlovich), 1860–1904, Russian playwright and short-story writer.
Che•kho•vi•an (tʃɛˈkoʊ vi ən) adj.
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First published in 1886, Chekhov's 20-minute piece was one of his early works and sees put-upon husband and father (as well as enthusiastic smoker) Nyukhin, begin a lecture on tobacco's bad points, on instruction from his monstrous-sounding wife.
But it's still in cinemas to give everyone the chance to see Reeves attempting what you might have thought would be impossible - playing a part in Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard.
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This is yet another collection of papers from a conference to mark the 2004 centenary of Chekhov's death, and it is by no means the least interesting.
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