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"The Cherry Orchard" By Anton Chekhov

"The Cherry Orchard"
by Anton Chekhov

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The beautiful estate of a once proud Russian aristocratic family is auctioned off to the son of a peasant who has succeeded in industry.
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"The Cherry Orchard" Summary


"The Cherry Orchard": A Comedy in Four Acts by Anton Chekhov

"Frayn's translation, which strikes me as splendidly lucid and alive...will be acted again and again" (New Statesman) In Chekhov's tragi-comedy - perhaps his most popular play - the Gayev family is torn by powerful forces deeply rooted in history and the society in which they live. Their estate is hopelessly in debt and when urged to cut down their beautiful cherry orchard and sell the land for holiday cottages, they are confronted by an impossible decision. "At the time when The Cherry Orchard was written, the years before the revolution of 1905, Chekhov considered revolution in Russia irreversible and desirable." (Melchinger: Anton Chekhov)

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"The Cherry Orchard" Reviews


"Frayn's translation, which strikes me as splendidly lucid and alive...will be acted again and again" New Statesman 'Chekhov's play about feckless extravagance and looming disaster' Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph, 21.10.10

About Anton Chekhov


Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) first turned to writing as a medical student at Moscow University, from which he graduated in 1884. Among his early plays were short monologues (The Evils of Tobacco, 1885), one-act farces such as The Bear, The Proposal and The Wedding (1888-89) and the 'Platonov' material, adapted by Michael Frayn as Wild Honey. The first three full-length plays to be stage, Ivanov (1887), The Wood Demon (1889) and The Seagull (1896) were initially failures. But the Moscow Arts Theatre's revival of The Seagull two years later was successful and was followed by his masterpieces, Uncle Vanya (1889), Three Sisters (1901), and The Cherry Orchard in 1904, the year of his death.

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GOR001152234
"The Cherry Orchard": A Comedy in Four Acts by Anton Chekhov
Anton Chekhov
Modern Plays
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
1978-03-16
96
0413393402
9780413393401
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