The Seagull | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Virginia Scott

This literature criticism consists of approximately 20 pages of analysis & critique of The Seagull.
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Critical Essay by Virginia Scott

SOURCE: Scott, Virginia. “Life in Art: A Reading of The Seagull.Educational Theatre Journal 30 (October 1978): 357-67.

In the following essay, Scott highlights Chekhov's theme of the artist's life as expounded in The Seagull.

In 1898 the Moscow Art Theatre, led by Constantin Stanislavsky and Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, opened its triumphal production of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, a production which Chekhov himself disliked intensely. During his stay in Moscow in 1899, the MAT arranged a special performance for him of which he wrote: “I cannot judge the play dispassionately, because the Seagull [Roxanova] gave an abominable performance, kept sobbing violently; and the actor playing the part of the writer Trigorin [Stanislavsky] walked and talked like a paralytic. He interpreted his part to be that of a man without a ‘will of his own&#x...

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