“Imagining Russia in the Time of Chekhov: A Few Books” on Display at College at Florham Library
Madison, NJ (October 23, 2007) — The public is invited to view an exhibit of books focusing on the period of time in Russia when playwright Anton Chekhov lived, from 1860-1904. The collection contains writings on a broad selection of topics as well as visual material, such as drawings, photographs, and graphic design.
The display coincides with the College at Florham Theatre Department’s production of Chekhov’s “Three Sisters.”
“Three Sisters” centers around the lives and aspirations of three sisters who dream of a life in Moscow but are prevented from going by attachments and a sense that life’s adventures are not for them. The play takes place in a small town on the eve of the Revolution that shaped the twentieth century.
In all, the selection is comprised of 30 books, ranging in publication date from 1945 to 1997. Some notable titles include: “Chekhov the Man” by Kornei Chukovsky (1945); “The World of Art Movement in Early 20th-Century Russia” by Alexander Kamensky (1991); “Young Russia: The Genesis of Russian Radicalism in the 1860s” by Abbott Gleason (1980); “Thou Shalt Kill: Revolutionary Terrorism in Russia, 1894-1917” by Anna Geifman (1993); “Russian Photographs [of the] 19th – 20th Century” by Nikolai N. Rahmanov (1996); “Defining Russian Graphic Arts: from Diaghilev to Stalin, 1898-1934” by Alla Rosenfeld (1999).
The exhibit can be viewed from November 10-18 during library hours: 8:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon.- Thu., 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m.-10 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 973-443-8515.
This exhibit is running in conjunction with the production of Chekhov's "Three Sisters"