Author Archives: Serge Gregory

“Sweet Lika” Audio Drama

Lika Mizinova and Anton Chekhov Sweet Lika is a fully produced, two-act audio drama that I’ve just posted to It originally premiered in 2017 as a staged reading at ACT Theater in Seattle as part of The Great Soul … Continue reading

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Contribution to “Chekhov’s Letters”

I have written a chapter titled “Burned Letters: Reconstructing the Chekhov-Levitan Friendship” for the newly published Chekhov’s Letters: Biography, Context, Poetics. The editors also asked me to contribute to a section in the book in which the anthology’s authors describe … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Humanity

This year I’m once again collaborating with Seattle’s Seagull Project Ensemble by curating a performance titled “The Dark Side of Humanity” as part of their Great Soul of Russia reading series that takes place at ACT Theatre in downtown Seattle … Continue reading

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Sweet Lika

While researching Antosha & Levitasha, I read the letters of Anton Chekhov and Lika Mizinova. I was primarily interested in their relationship with Levitan and in how the three of them played off each other to heighten a romantic rivalry … Continue reading

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Five Stolen Levitan Paintings Recovered

The Russian Interior Ministry announced on 28 December 2016 that all five paintings stolen from the Levitan House-Museum in Plyos in August 2014 have been recovered in two raids on the outskirts of Moscow and Nizhni-Novgorod. The five paintings–“Ravine Behind … Continue reading

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Slavic & East European Journal (Summer 2016)

Through meticulous scholarship and fine writerly craft, Gregory offers a riveting story of two creative geniuses at work. . . . In addition to this vivid picture of Chekhov’s and Levitan’s potent personal and professional relationship, Gregory’s readers will gain … Continue reading

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Slavonic & East European Review (October 2016)

“There is rich material in this study. Gregory was right to unpick this relationship. From the point of view of Chekhov studies, Levitan is too often neglected. From the point of view of Levitan studies, this is an artist whose … Continue reading

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