Thursday, October 22, 2009

Lunching with Chekhov...

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If you could ask your favorite author (alive or dead) one question … who would you ask, and what would the question be?


I would ask Anton Chekhov to tell me as much as he could about what it was like to collaborate with Stanislavski and all the Moscow Art Theatre folks on THE THREE SISTERS and THE CHERRY ORCHARD. I would serve a long lunch and there would be several bottles of wine (or vodka if he preferred) so that I could ply as much out of him as I possibly could.

8 comments:

novelinsights said...

I don't know enough about Chekhov to understand the significance of that question but the idea of sitting down with an author you love with a glass of wine for a nice chat is something I can associate with!

Pam said...

I would LOVE to be a fly on the wall (ok or a participant, let's be honest) for that one.

Amber said...

I'd probably ask Chekhov how long it usually took him to write a short story. There are so many layers of meaning in his work. It seems like it should've taken him months and months to finish a single piece.

Vicki said...

I love that you'd like to serve him lunch and liquor!!

Scobberlotcher said...

I think "Lunch with Checkhov" sounds like a great book title...a book I'd like to read. :)

Ali said...

I think the only Chekov I have read is "The Lady With the Little Dog." But that certainly sounds like it would be an interesting afternoon!

jlshall said...

What a great idea. Actually, I'd like to have a chat with Stanislavski, too. And have a chance to hang out with his crowd. Attend a few rehearsals or an opening night. Wow, I really need that time machine.

pussreboots said...

It's been a long time since I've read any Chekhov but I like your question. My post is here.