RBTH – Bringing early Chekhov to an English-speaking readership

RBTH – Bringing early Chekhov to an English-speaking readership

by George Butchard, special to Russia Beyond the Headlines Beloved by audiences the world over for his plays, Chekhov’s short stories are less well known outside Russia, and his earliest works – some 528 of them – have never been systematically translated into English. The prolific Russian translator Constance Garnett published 144 between 1906 and 1922, and others have since added to this tally, but no definitive anthology has yet been...

Read More

Big thank you to the Early Chekhov Translation Project supporters!

Big thank you to the Early Chekhov Translation Project supporters!

The Anton Chekhov Foundation would like to thank everyone who came to the launch of the Early Chekhov Translation Project last night at GRAD. And to all of those who supported the launch: Elena Sudakova and Alexandra Chiriac of  GRAD: Gallery for Russian Art and Design Michael Earley, Principal of the Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance  Actors: Ben Aldersley, Lizzie Frain, Rachel Jackson, Jack Mellett and Kolonist...

Read More

Launch of the Early Chekhov Translation Project

Launch of the Early Chekhov Translation Project

The Early Chekhov Translation project will be formally launched at a reception on 9 December at GRAD: Gallery for Russian Arts and Design, 3-4a Little Portland Street, London W1. The reception will feature three sketches from Cabaret Chekhov performed by students from the Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance. These dramatisations of early Chekhov stories were first performed at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2010 under the direction of...

Read More

Early Chekhov Translation Project

Early Chekhov Translation Project

The Anton Chekhov Foundation announces the launch of its Early Chekhov Translation Project. We are inviting Russian speakers of all ages and backgrounds from around the world to contribute either individually or collaboratively in a unique online venture to produce translations of all Chekhov’s early stories – those works written between 1880 and 1888, when he made his debut in a serious literary journal with The Steppe. Many of...

Read More

Chekhov’s ‘White Dacha’ update

Chekhov’s ‘White Dacha’ update

In recent days many people have wondered how the events in Crimea have affected life in Yalta and, more specifically, Chekhov’s house and garden. The museum’s director, Alexander Titorenko, tells us that that daily life in Yalta goes on as usual; people go to work, walk down the streets, and don’t feel much difference compared to how things were a year, three months or a week ago. Irina Vinogradova, Head Gardener at the museum,...

Read More

Seeds donation for Chekhov’s White Dacha garden

Seeds donation for Chekhov’s White Dacha garden

The Foundation would like to thank Derry Watkins of Special Plants, one of our new supporters, for her kind donation of some 1,000 packets of seed to plant at Chekhov’s White Dacha garden with some of the new propagation equipment that she has recently purchased with funding from the Foundation.

Read More