Since his death in 1904, Anton Pavlovich Chekhov's works have had an enormous resonance in different cultures and fields of artistic activity. The essays in this volume examine the various aspects of his reception in Europe. North America, and the Far East. There are analyses of prose, film, and ballet transformations of his work, discussions of many theatre productions, and essays on the problems involved in translating his work into other languages. A final topic is Chekhov's biography as a changing cultural artifact.