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Book Price Reduced

Cornell University Press, the publisher of Antosha and Levitasha, has lowered the book’s price to $29.95. The book’s price on Amazon fluctuates. Cornell University Press Amazon

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“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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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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Online Purchase NIU Press (always in stock) Book Depository (UK) Barnes & Noble         Additional Ordering Information Call: (800) 621-2736 Fax: (800) 621-8476 email: UK and Continental Europe John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Voice: +44 … Continue reading

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Levitan and Diaghilev

Sergei Diaghilev is most well-known as the impresario of the Ballets Russes based in Paris between 1909 and 1929. So it may come as a surprise to learn that in the late 1890’s he played an influential role in supporting … Continue reading

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Averil King’s “Isaak Levitan: Lyrical Landscape”

Until my book comes out in the fall of 2015, King’s book is the only readily available work in English on Levitan. It was first published in 2004, expanded in a beautiful new edition by the Antique Collectors’ Club in … Continue reading

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Korsh’s Private Theatre

In April 1892 Levitan ran into Chekhov in front of Korsh’s Theatre and demanded an explanation why the writer had caricatured him and his mistress Sophia Kuvshinikova in his story “The Grasshopper.” Chekhov sharply replied that he didn’t owe him … Continue reading

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Moscow June 15, 2013

I’m nicely settled in at my digs on Kutuzovsky Prospect. It’s a large room in anapartment, although my host isn’t around very much so I have pretty much the run of the place. I have a balcony that looks out onto … Continue reading

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Blog Access Blocked in Russia

While starting my work in the archives has gone very smoothly, it was a shock to discover that I couldn’t access my blog because many Russian internet providers have blocked all subdomains of WordPress “by a decision of the organs of government authority.” … Continue reading

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