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"If Only We Could Know:" The Major Plays of Anton Chekhov

"If Only We Could Know:" The Major Plays of Anton Chekhov

The Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute invites you to a lecture by Dr. Rhonda Blair, SMU Department of Theatre, marking the 125th anniversary of the first production of Anton Chekhov's play Uncle Vanya by the Moscow Art Theatre. This is the second event in the 2024 Godbey Anniversary Lecture Series.

Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) has been called the greatest playwright of the late 19th-early 20th century. His major plays provided writers, artists, and audiences with new ways of thinking about form and about life that profoundly affected the course of dramatic literature and short story writing. Blair has worked with Chekhov for almost a half-century; she has translated and directed The Seagull, Three Sisters, and The Cherry Orchard, and played a major role in Uncle Vanya. This talk will provide an introduction to Chekhov and the humanity, poignancy, and insightfulness of the plays. 

Tuesday, March 26, 2024
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Meadows Museum - Jones Great Hall

Registration is required. There are 109 seats available.

There will be a reception in the Founders Room of Meadows Museum starting at 6:00 with the lecture beginning at 6:30 in Jones Great Hall. Appetizers will be served. 

Parking is free for museum visitors. More information about parking can be found at the museum's website

For more information about the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute, please visit our website

Any person who requires a reasonable accommodation on the basis of a disability in order to participate in this program should contact the DCII at dcinterdisciplinaryinstitute@smu.edu at least one week prior to the event to arrange for the accommodation. 

Speakers express their own views and not necessarily the views of the DCII or SMU.

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