The Russian Doctor: A new performance piece inspired by Chekhov’s experience in medicine.

Wellcome Trust – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBcQDWMpg9g.

Did you know that the second most performed playwright (after Shakespeare) was primarily a medical doctor? A new performance piece explores Anton Chekhov’s experiences observing and treating convicts on a remote Russian island. We spoke to the performer and neuroscientist behind ‘The Russian Doctor’ which previews next week (at Winchester Theatre Royal) 

Read more at the Wellcome Trust website: http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/News/Media-office/Press-releases/2013/Press-releases/WTP054900.htm. What an amazing collaboration between so many different interested parties.

I’m not sure I’ll make it along to this performance but I hope I do or that this play tours near Newcastle! Chekhov’s only non-fiction work ‘Sakhalin Island’ is now very much on my reading list.

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