The Three Sisters is a brilliant and richly imaginative play by one of theatre's most important and celebrated playwrights, Anton Chekhov. Trapped in a provincial Russian town after the death of their father, three sisters lament the passing of better times and long for the excitement of Moscow. One of them has married a local high school teacher; another has become a teacher herself; the third has settled for a dull job in the local telegraph office. Their principal interest is focused on the officers of the local regiment, of which their father had been commandant, men who bring a sense of sophistication and worldliness to their uneventful lives. In the end the fateful pattern of their existence is made clear their dreams will be denied but, despite all, there must always be hope.
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