"'Uncle Vanya' exists in order that full-length portraits may be drawn of certain delightful but absurd eccentrics such as only Chekhov's tolerant but unrelenting analysis could make real....Such company is neither brilliant nor exciting, but when seen through the keen, gentle and almost passionless eyes of Chekhov it is as interesting as any company could be. He neither admires, nor lectures, nor despises them. He is neither sentimentalist, nor satirist, nor cynic. And yet there is something which inspires in him both a profound interest and a complete understanding."Chekhov, Anton is the author of 'Uncle Vanya', published 1994 under ISBN 9780802131515 and ISBN 0802131514.