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Alexander Chekhov
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Born Alexander Pavlovich Chekhov
(1855-08-22)August 22, 1855
Taganrog, Russian Empire
Died May 29, 1913(1913-05-29) (aged 57)
St. Petersburg, Russian Empire
Spouse Natalya Golden
Children Michael Chekhov
Relatives Anton Chekhov (brother)
Ada Tschechowa (granddaughter)
Vera Tschechowa (great-granddaughter)

Alexander Pavlovich Chekhov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Па́влович Че́хов; August 22, 1855 – May 29, 1913), was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist and memoirist, and the elder brother of Anton Chekhov.

Alexander was also the father of famed actor and progressive acting theorist Michael Chekhov.

Michael studied under Stanislavski before incorporating his father's mystical philosophies with those of Rudolf Steiner to pioneer "Psycho-Physical" acting techniques.

Anton Chekhov often referred to Alexander as more intelligent - but unable to produce the work to prove it due to his alcoholism.

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