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Characters

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Ivan Petrovich Voynitsky, (Uncle Vanya)

I'm a Loser, BabyPoor Uncle Vanya. He's got it rough. But what's not so rough for us is that if we can understand his character, we will get the point of the whole play. First of all, he's the titl...

Yelena Andreyevna, (Hélène, Lenochka)

Gossip GirlA lot of what we know about Yelena Andreyevna, the wife of Serebryakov, we learn from what other people say about her. She's kind of a mysterious figure, because she's the newest additio...

Aleksandr Vladimirovich Serebryakov

Grouches of the World, UniteIf we had to make a puppet of Professor Serebryakov, he'd probably end up looking like this. In a word, Serebryakov is grouchy. In a few more words, he's a know-it-all,...

Mikhail Lvovich Astrov

Doctor LoveWhat's up, Doc? That's the question on everybody's mind in this tempest in a teacup. He doesn't even know it (or does he?), but Doctor Astrov is highly coveted among the inhabitants of t...

Sofya Aleksandrovna, a.k.a. Sonya, a.k.a. Sophie

Plain JaneIt's tough to be Sonya. Like Yelena, she's a woman (well, obviously). Now, in the world of Uncle Vanya, this means that even if she has some smarts, power, and a good work ethic, she's st...

Marina Timofeyevna

There's not all that much to say about Marina. She's almost always in the background, never interjecting much or doing enough to change the course of the play. Her role in the family is nyanya, whi...

Mariya Vasilyevna Voynitskaya

If you've heard one mother-in-law joke, you've heard them all, but Mariya is the exception to the rule. She's crazy about her son-in-law Serebryakov (her late daughter's husband) and actually seems...
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