Widely heralded as Anton Chekhov's finest play, The Sea-Gull is based upon a real life incident involving the death of a gull.
The play is a poignant love story that follows a struggling writer, Konstantin, as he seeks the love of Nina, a budding actress. A host of characters witness and remark on Konstantin's suffering as the romance skirts the grounds of a country estate. This sad tale of crushed hopes and dreams freatures rich character sketches. The symbolism of the dying sea gull further stresses the tragedy.