Class “then” and class “now” in Hotel Cerise

Authored by: John Tulloch

The Routledge Companion to Media Fandom

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138638921
eBook ISBN: 9781315637518
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315637518.ch42

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Abstract

This chapter has two purposes – and aims to interweave them. One focus here is on professional producers of mediated products as fans – myself among them. I have been a fan of Anton Chekhov since spring 1968 when I was choosing my Masters Dissertation subject at Sussex University England. I switched on my television (TV), saw Trevor Nunn’s production of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, loved it, made Chekhov my dissertation subject and later PhD, followed by a book, Chekhov: A Structuralist Study in 1980 (naming my son, born the day the manuscript was finished, Anton).

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