2 Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (Антон Павлович Чехов) (1860-1904)
3 Anton Chekhov “Medicine is my legal wife…Literature is my mistress” PhysicianMajor Russian short story writerPlaywright
4 Chekhov About His Writing “You say you have cried at my plays…But this is not why I wrote them, I simply wanted to say to people honestly: “Understand, how bad and boring your lives are!” People should understand this and…create themselves another and better life. What is here to cry about?”
5 Chekhov’s Talent and Manner Selecting important moments from the trivial onesBrevity and concisenessAnti-ideologicalAnti-pedagogicalObjectivityFree artist
6 What is satire?What is its purpose?Where have you seen the media use satire?