Forgot your password?  

Anton Chekhov Writing Styles in The Three Sisters

This Study Guide consists of approximately 127 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Three Sisters.
This section contains 816 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our The Three Sisters Study Guide

Style

Setting

The setting of this play is given as "a provincial city." Describing it this way, Chekhov takes the middle ground between those stories that are unrelated to the towns where they occur and those that could only occur in particular locations. It is important, of course, that The Three Sisters takes place in a province, because the emotion that occurs on stage is centered around what the main characters think of where they live. Olga, Masha, Irina, and Andrei all feel that their lives would be much better if they were living in Moscow; Vershinin arrives from Moscow, and extols the charm of life in a small country town; Natasha is able to consolidate her power through her allegiance with a local politician, making her the proverbial big fish in a small pond.

More specifically, all of the action takes place at the Prozorovs' house, which is a...

(read more from the Style section)

This section contains 816 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our The Three Sisters Study Guide
Copyrights
The Three Sisters from BookRags and Gale's For Students Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook