In 1896 he wrote the play "Seagull" Chekhov. The summary of this work is presented in this article. In the same 1896 comedy was first published in the journal "Russian thought" and staged on the stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater. Today in many theaters of the world the play "The Seagull" (Chekhov) is staged. The summary of this work is known to many art connoisseurs not only in our country, but all over the world.
The play takes place in the estate of Sorin Petr Nikolaevich. His sister - Arkadina Irina Nikolaevna - an actress. This woman is visiting Sorin's estate with Treplev Konstantin Gavrilovich, his son, and also with Trigorin Boris Alekseevich.
Trigorin Boris Alekseevich
This is a well-known novelist, although he was not yet forty years old. About Trigorin respond as a simple and intelligent person, prone to melancholy and very decent. According to Treplev, his literary works are "talented" and "sweet," but after Zola and Tolstoy you will not want to read Trigorin.
Konstantin Treplev prepares to stage the play
Treplev also tries to write. He considers the modern theater a prejudice and is looking for his new forms. The guests gathered at the estate are preparing to watch the play set among the natural scenery. The only role in it should play Zarechnaya Nina Mikhailovna - a young girl in whom Constantine is in love. She is the daughter of rich landlords. Nina's father and stepmother is against the daughter's attraction to the theater, and therefore the girl is forced to come to the estate in secret, as Chekhov (The Seagull) tells us in her play. To read the summary and the original of the work is, as they say, two big differences. But we will try to convey the main events, not missing anything.
The relationship between Constantine and her mother
Constantine was confident that his mother against the staging of this play and advance her dearly hates. After all, the novelist, the man she loves, may have caught Nina. It seems also that mother doesn't love him because of his age (Constantine 25 years) he reminds her about their own. In addition, he is haunted by the fact that Irina is a famous actress. Constantine believes that since he, like his late father, a Kiev philistine, he is tolerated in the company of famous writers and artists only because of his mother. Constantine suffers from the fact that his mother lives openly with Trigorin and her name constantly flashes in the pages of the newspapers. He also does not like that she is jealous of someone else's success, superstitious and stingy. He tells all this to his uncle, while they are waiting for Zarechnaya. Sorin Theater loves, like writers. He admits to Treplev that he himself once dreamed of becoming a writer, but failed. Instead, he served for 28 years in the judicial department.
Waiting for the performance
Other people waiting for the performance: Shamraev Ilya Afanasievich, lieutenant in retirement, working with Sorin as manager; Polina Andreevna, his wife, with his daughter Masha; Dorn Evgeniy Sergeevich, doctor; Medvedenko Semyon Semenovich, teacher. The latter unrequitedly loves Masha, who is in love with Konstantin Treplev.
Zarechnaya arrives. She only managed to escape from the house for half an hour, so everyone starts hurrying to gather in the garden. There are no decorations on the stage, only the curtain, the 1st and 2nd backstage. But there is a beautiful view of the lake.
A full moon stands above the horizon and is reflected in the water. Zarechnaya, all in white, reads something from decadent literature (which immediately notes Arkadina), sitting on a large stone. The audience during the reading constantly talking with each other, despite the remarks of Constantine. He is soon bored, and, flaring, Treplev stops the performance. He's leaving. Masha hurries after him in order to calm him. Arkadina meanwhile represents Trigorina Nina. Zarechnaya leaves home after a short conversation.
Nobody liked the play, except for Dorn and Masha. Dorn wants to say to Treplev as pleasant as possible, which he does. And Maria admits to Dorn that he loves Constantine, and asks him for advice. However, he can not advise her anything.
Arkady's quarrel with Shamraev
Several days have passed since that time. On the platform for croquet continues the action of the play. What does Chekhov then talk about in the comedy The Seagull? A brief summary introduces the reader to the main events.
Stepmother and father of Nina went for 3 days to Tver, which enabled the girl to come to Sorin. Polina Andreevna and Arkadina are going to the city, but Shamraev does not agree to provide them with horses for this, motivating his refusal by saying that they are all on cleaning the rye in the field. There is a small quarrel, Arkadina threatens to leave for Moscow. Polina Andreevna on the way to the house almost admits love to Dorn. However, meeting them at the very house with Nina gives her to understand that he loves Zarechnaya, not her.
Chekhov, whose summary of the play you are reading, has created a very successful from the artistic point of view image of the murdered seagull. Let's talk about how it first appears in the work.
Nina wanders around the garden and is surprised that famous writers and actors have the same life as ordinary people: with skirmishes, everyday quarrels, joys and tears, and troubles. Constantine brings the girl a dead seagull and compares it with herself. Zarechnaya tells him that she practically ceased to understand him, because he began to express his feelings and thoughts with symbols. Treplev tries to explain himself, but quickly leaves when he sees Trigorin appear.
Trigorin and Nina remain together. The writer constantly writes something in his notebook, which Chekhov ("The Seagull") notes. The summary would be incomplete if we did not mention that Zarechna admires the world in which, according to her, Arkadina and Trigorin live. She believes that the life of these people is filled with miracles and happiness. Trigorin paints her as a painful existence. Noticing the seagull, killed by Treplev, he writes a new story for a story about a young girl like that bird. A man came by chance, saw her and ruined him for nothing to do.
Events that occurred during the week
Another week passes. A lot of events that happened during this time are told to us by A.P. Chekhov (The Seagull). The summary of their next. Masha in the dining room Sorin confesses to Trigorin that he loves Constantine. She decides to marry Medvedenko in order to wrest this love from her heart. Trigorin wants to go to Moscow with Arkadina. Irina leaves because of her son, who shot, and now wants to call Trigorin's duel. Nina is also going to leave, because she dreams of becoming an actress. The girl comes to say goodbye (first of all with Trigorin). She gives him a medallion in which the lines from his book are marked.
The writer wants to follow Zarechnaya. It seems to him that this is the feeling he has been looking for all his life. Irina Arkadina, upon learning about this, begs on her knees not to leave her. But, agreeing in words, Trigorin still negotiates with Zarechnaya about a secret meeting, which is to take place on the way to Moscow.
Two years later
Two more years passes. We compiled a summary of Chekhov's play The Seagull, highlighting the main points. Sorin is 62 years old, he is sick, but at the same time full of thirst for life. Masha and Medvedenko are married, they had a baby, but there is no happiness in the family. Masha disgusts both the child and the husband, and Medvedenko suffers from this very much.
Destiny of Nina
Interested in Zarechnaya Dornu Treplev tells her fate. The girl fled the house and entered into a relationship with Trigorin, from whom she had a child, soon died. The writer already stopped loving Nina and returned to Arkadina. At Nina on a stage all developed also very badly. She played a lot, but very "tasteless," "rude," "with howls." The girl wrote letters to Treplev, but she never complained. She signed in letters to Chaika. Nina's parents do not want to know and are not even allowed to go close to home. She is now in the city and even promised to come. However, Constantine is sure that Nina will not come.
Explanation of Treplev with Zarechna
However, this character is mistaken, which Chekhov created (the play "Seagull"). The summary continues with the fact that Zarechnaya appears unexpectedly for everyone. For the umpteenth time Constantine confesses to the girl in love and devotion. He is ready to forgive her everything and devote her all her life. However, Nina does not accept his sacrifice. She still loves Trigorin, which tells Treplev. Zarechnaya leaves to play in the provincial theater, and invites you to take a look at her play of Treplev, when the girl becomes a great actress.
Already approaching the final "Cheka" Chekhov (summary). Are you interested in how this play ends? We offer a brief description of the final events of the work.
Death of Treplev
After the departure of Nina, Konstantin tears his manuscripts. He throws them under the table and leaves for the next room. In the room he left, Dorn, Trigorin, Arkadina and others gather. They want to play and sing.
Suddenly a shot is heard. Having said that it probably blew out his test tube, Dorn goes to the noise. Returning, he takes Trigorin aside and asks to be taken to somewhere by Arkadin, since her son shot himself.
Thus ends the work that Chekhov created, the Seagull. The summary, of course, can not be compared with the original of the play, especially with the stage set. Of course, it is worth watching the play on this work. Chekhov's Seagull, the summary of which was presented above, is one of the best works of this playwright.