This Chekhov and the Moscow Art Theatre: Crash Course Theater #34 video also includes:
Were they worth the wait? Naturalistic Russian plays were hidden for years due to government censors who only wanted to display melodrama. In 1898, a private theater opened and began showing plays not approved by the government. Viewers of a short video learn that the popularity of these modern plays arose because audience members felt like the plays modeled real life.
- Assign scholars to research a play or playwright mentioned in the video
- 34th video in the Crash Course Theater and Drama playlist
- Includes a look into the life of Chekhov
- Shows a brief animated version of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard