Some Anthropological Elements in Chekhov’s Theatre
Petre Bosun, University of Timişoara, Romania
ILSHS Volume 43, ISSN 2300-2697
The theatre, an enigmatic world in which the actors can transform for a couple of hours the reality of the spectators in an astonishing universe. Anton Chekhov, Russian dramatist is reveling his magical wings over the creation of the theatre with one of his plays, The Seagull. The time in his plays seems unbearable and it continues endlessly without novelty. One of the character from the theatre play The Seagull is Nina Zarecinaia and represents the single woman in this play that has the power to convert her life. The Chekhov’s character, Nina chose to live, love and suffer a manner to win wisdom and to find her way in life. She is more powerful that she thinks and is capable to endure her hard life without giving the possibility to come back to her old home. In this case, she is showing courage to take life as it is. Most important things about this character is that she comes back for a short period and penetrate the quiet space of the other characters, leaving behind at her leaving the appearance of death. Relying on the actions that Nina takes, we can find four elements of anthropology: empathizing, expression patterns, releasing the psychic energies and the art to detect and to avoid the unconscious traps.
Bosun, P. (2014). Some Anthropological Elements in Chekhov’s Theatre. International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, 43, 81-85.
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