Readings of Chekhov Shorter Stories  

During our collective confinement, we might come to cherish and even celebrate our quiet time and the expanse of our imagination.

With this in mind, we thought it would be fun to record some of Chekhov's shorter stories. 

This week's offering is A Slander. Like most Chekhov stories, it has no beginning or end, and is simply offered up for inspection. This comedic tale reflects the behaviour of a society and it’s concern with public image. 

A Slander is read by Rena Polley.  Once again we have kept it modest; a short story, a storyteller, and a phone microphone, recorded in one take. 

This will be our last recorded short story. It is time to tend our gardens and slowly open up our worlds.


We will one day recover our freedoms and our theatres will be full again. Until then, take care of yourselves and

others, and enjoy these simple tales.

This Weeks Reading

Rena Polley reads A Slander
00:00 / 11:28

Past Readings

Nancy Palk reads Sarah Bernhardt ...
00:00 / 05:52
Joseph Ziegler reads The Student
00:00 / 09:37
David Storch reads Questions Posed by a Mad Mathematician
00:00 / 02:44
Susan Coyne reads A Work of Art
00:00 / 11:04
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