This is one of five reading and lectures produced by Wisconsin Rapids Community Theatre, each featuring a play by Anton Chekov. The series provides historical, social, political, and critical information on the times, life, and work of the Russian author who transformed dramatic literature. Each presentation will begin with a lecture focusing on a specific aspect, including Russian society, Russian history, Russian theatrical literature, Chekov and Stanislavski, and Chekov's life.
Refreshments themed to each play will be served.
Participants are required to attend two sessions which will include a comprehensive background on the author, the plays, and the society.
The play reading are free of charge to the public.
Funded project of the Wisconsin Humanities Council. The Wisconsin Humanities Council was established in 1972 as an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Today, fifty-six state humanities councils exist in fifty states, three territories, two commonwealths, and the District of Columbia. The state affiliates were founded in order to foster local and statewide public humanities programs and to help state residents use the tools of the humanities to thoughtfully discuss current public policy issues.