[Free eBook] Three Sisters (Russian texts)Author Anton Pavlovich Chekhov – Bilb-weil.de

Chekhov s penultimate play has inspired a bewildering variety of interpretations both in criticism and in performance since its premiere at the Moscow Arts Theatre inTri sestry has been viewed both as tragedy and comedy, as a testimony for the eternal yearnings for love, happiness and meaning, and as a devastating indictment of the folly of inert gentility Its characters have been seen as worthy embodiments of the universal human condition , or as passive products of pre revolutionary Russian privilege Either way, the sisters are poignant reminders of human disappointment, frustration, loneliness and the passage of time The play remains a firm favourite with audiences, both in Russia and in the English speaking world, and must be considered a fundamental work of twentieth century European drama