Those eagerly anticipating Moscow's Sovremennik Theatre's second trip to Broadway, this time with The Cherry Orchard, can get an early -- and brand new! -- taste of Anton Chekhov in the November issue of Harper's Magazine. As reported in the New York Times, nine stories, never published in English, have been unearthed by poet and translator Peter Constantine. He came across the "lost" stories, written when Chekhov was in his early 20s, while going through old Russian literary magazines and noticing such bylined Chekhov pen-names as "Antosha" and "Man Without Spleen." Chekhov's later works include the plays Uncle Vanya and Three Sisters.
Harper's goes on sale Oct. 21.
--By David Lefkowitz