The Three Sisters | Critical Essay by Carol Strongin Tufts

This literature criticism consists of approximately 29 pages of analysis & critique of The Three Sisters.
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Critical Essay by Carol Strongin Tufts

SOURCE: “Prisoners of Their Plots: Literary Allusion and the Satiric Drama of Self-Consciousness in Chekhov's Three Sisters,” in Modern Drama, Vol. XXXII, No. 4, December, 1989, pp. 485-501.

In the following essay, Tufts praises the satirical elements of The Three Sisters.

Chekhov signals his audience from the very beginning. As the curtain rises on a set divided into a “drawing room with columns, behind which is seen a ballroom,”1 a set which is itself a stage within a stage, we see the Prozorov sisters, each dressed in a costume that is emblematic of her situation in life and her view of herself, and each fixed in the posture that will characterize her throughout the play: “OLGA, wearing the dark-blue uniform dress of a teacher in the girls' high school, is...

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