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A short analysis to THE BEAR by Chekhov A brief introduction to drama Drama a kind of literature form intended for performance at theatre has gained popularity and appreciation among the people in the world Because much of drama appeals to the audience and it tells an entertaining story And the primary purpose of a drama is to hold the readers attention arouses laughter or excitement As to the elements of drama Aristotle in his Poetics perhaps the most significant and influential work on dramatic criticism ever written categorized drama into the following six elements plot character thought diction music and spectacle Also we can make a distinguish between drama that is serious at least makes a pretense of being serious and drama that is intended to evoke laughter Serious drama is usually termed tragedy and lighter drama comedy About the author Anton Chekhov 1860 - 1904 is one of the most representative persons of modern theatre Working with Stanislavsky another towering figure of modern theatre Chekhov achieved success as a playwright through a set of plays that portray the power and subtlety of Russian realism Their collaboration in the Moscow Arts Theatres productions of The Seagull Uncle Vanya The Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard still rank among the most magnificent achievements of the realist stageChekhovs technique is to create deeply complex relationships among his characters and to develop his plots and themes more or less between the lines The intricate craftsmanship of his famous works has never been surpassed and even the minor characters seem to breathe the same air we do Chekhovs influence on the modern short story and the modern play was immense Among his innovation were his brevity at usage of narrative resources his concentration on character as mood rather than action his impressive adoption of particular points of view his dispensing with a traditional plot and usage of atmosphere as an ambiguous mixture of both external
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