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Russian playwright Anton Chekhov was born in Taganrog Russia on January 20 1860 As a boy he was fond of practical joking and any sort of comic activity When he was sixteen years old his family fled to Moscow after going bankrupt and left him behind to fend for himself He supported himself by tutoring and eventually he won a scholarship for medicine at a school in Moscow He received his medical degree in 1884 but chose to pursue writing as a career His first work as a writer came in the form of writing comic strips for popular Russian magazines He soon graduated to writing short stories and plays The first of his plays to reach production was Ivanov 1887 and was not very successful He re-worked the play and when it when opened once again in St Petersburg it was a resounding success After several moderately successful works his play The Seagull 1896 was nearly booed off stage and he vowed to give up writing for good Seagulls was also re-worked and gained a great amount of success the second time around Chekhov returned to writing plays and won widespread acclaim for Uncle Vanya 1899 The Three Sisters 1901 and The Cherry Orchard 1904 He also wrote a great collection of one-act comedies and short stories Anton Chekhov died from tuberculosis on July 15 1904 at a German health resort There are many prevalent themes in the play such as the ill effects of the Industrial Revolution as it began to take hold in Russia Industrial growth was now being openly pursued in Russia during the 1890s It began shaping peoples lives as well as the countryside itself The doctor Astrov has a short speech where he speaks of his behaviour while drunk It is satire and can be easily related to the way the industrial revolution treats its workers I take on the most difficult operations and perform them perfectly Drawup the
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