Engage in stimulating conversation about the classics, exchange perspectives about characters and plot, and get to know your neighbors.
Read Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov. Chekhov’s last two plays show the birth of modernism, in which dramatic action is replaced by a “theater of mood.” Three Sisters mixes light humor and intense longing, depicting three cultured women, in Russia’s dull backwaters, feeling the urge to return to Moscow’s exciting life. The Cherry Orchard dramatizes the cultural futility of the aristocracy’s attempts to maintain their declining status, and the middle class’s attempt to find meaning in their newfound materialism.
Pageturners is sponsored by Friends of the Library.