The Seagull is considered a souring triumph, marking the birth of modern theatre. Set on a remote Russian estate, this play dramatises the artistic and romantic conflicts between four failed creatives as they hopelessly snatch at love and success.
Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) was one of Russia's greatest short story
writers, a playwright and a novelist. He worked as a doctor, too,
and initially began writing for the financial rewards it
George Calderon (1868-1915) was an English writer and translator. After graduating from Oxford, he worked in Russia as a teacher, journalist and scholar and learned Russian and other Slavonic languages in the process. He is best known for his travelogue Tahiti and his translations of Chekov plays The Seagull and The Cherry Orchard.