I read widely from many genres. Perhaps this blog will feature fewer ratings and reviews, but I certainly intend to write about my reading life - it's the subject I most find myself wanting to talk about.
As one might guess from the title, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" makes much use of Chekov, both explicitly and by allusion. I found the play by turns hilarious and poignant. But here's the problem: I have neglected Chekov for years, and so many of those allusions passed me right by, my fingers grasping and missing catch after catch. I think if I was more conversant with Chekov's oeuvre, I would declare this play more than hilarious and poignant; I'd find the hilarious moments subversive and the poignant moments heartbreaking. I'll work on it and get back to you . . . -cg