Before his untimely death, Anton Chekhov wrote only a handful of full-length plays. This might seem a lamentable dearth of material, but composer Wendy Kesselman has a solution: start adapting Chekhov short stories to the stage. She’s chosen a sort of horror tale, The Black Monk, in which a young philosopher has visions of a ghostly cleric, who inflames both his creativity and his illness.

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This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 19, 2008

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