Chekhov’s Masha’s Masha


In Chekhov’s Masha’s Masha I read a short monologue by a character named Masha, in Anton Chekhov’s play “The Seagull.” The play is about actors, writers, theater, the torments of the creative process. It is a play imported from and therefore about Russia. I take up Masha’s monologue as a found text, interpreting it as a Russian, an American, an actress, a director, and a Masha.