Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences
of the Russian Academy of Sciences
The Journal of Literary History and Theory
Peer-reviewed Academic Journal


Filippov Evgenii N.


An important task for identifying the regularities of the literary process is to study the issues of continuity. L.N. Andreev implemented philosophical and aesthetic concepts in his plays, creating new forms of drama. At the same time, he relied on the experience of his predecessors. Andreev considered himself a follower of A.P. Chekhov, one of the main reformers of drama at the turn of the 19th – 20th centuries. This article is devoted to the study of the influence of A.P. Chekhov’s dramaturgy on the work of L.N. Andreev. The analysis is carried out on the material of the plays “Three Sisters” and “Tsar Hunger”. The features of dramatic action, as well as the place and role of remarks in the introduction of “external action” are considered. The study correlated the functional and semantic differences in the use of the ring composition and provides an analysis and comparison of the chronotope. The plays have similar elements of figurative structure and elements of a parody of the romantic tradition. Both texts also use a specific technique for constructing dialogues. This work allows us to trace the trends of Andreev’s reinterpretation of Chekhov’s innovations in the theater. The same techniques in the analyzed plays perform different functions and create different effects.


A.P. Chekhov; L.N. Andreev; “Three Sisters”; “Tsar Hunger”; dramaturgy.

For citation

Filippov, E.N. “Dramaturgy by A.P. Chekhov and L.N. Andreev: Issues of Continuity”. Literaturovedcheskii zhurnal, no. 3(57), 2022, pp. 71–85. DOI: 10.31249/litzhur/2022.57.05 (In Russ.)

DOI: 10.31249/litzhur/2022.57.05 (In Russ.)

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