Throwback: Happy Birthday, Anton Chekhov!
Published: January 29, 2018
Every year, our High School Credit Session villagers take on a project to integrate everything they’ve learned about language, traditions, history, and art. Teams of villagers have worked together to solve environmental crises, to run political campaigns, and to retell Russian fairytales.
In 2010, our talented and creative villagers read several short stories by Anton Chekhov (whose 158th birthday is today, January 29!). Working with their language teachers, they adapted the short stories into short YouTube videos, which were screened at a special viewing for two week villagers later in the session.
- Kashtanka: Read the short story in English | Watch the 2010 CLV rendition
- Pari, The Bet: Read the short story in English | Watch the 2010 CLV rendition
- The Proposal: Read the one-act play in English
- Chameleon: Read the short story in English | Watch the 2010 CLV rendition
The chance to dive into working with authentic materials, adapted for villagers’ familiarity with Russian, is part of what makes Lesnoe Ozero so special. Who knows what exciting project our High School Credit Session villagers will undertake in 2018… We guess you’ll just have to spend the summer with us to find out! Fortunately, registration for summer sessions is open!