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"Frayn's translation, which strikes me as splendidly lucid and alive…will be acted again and again"—New Statesman
Posted April 27, 2005
'The Cherry Orchard' is a sad play written by Anton Chekhov. It is about an upper-class, Russian family with an estate surrounded by beautiful cherry trees. Because of financial debts the estate is auctioned, and the buyer cuts down all the cherry trees. The family leaves without being able to save their beloved orchard or their memories. This play is disappointing because there is no happy ending. The author is successful in creating the relationships that he does, but the play should be about what it takes to save the orchard that the characters love not loosing it all and having to let go of all their most cherished memories. The painful theme is that letting go of the past is hard.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 21, 2001
No one in this play things logically or rationally, the play had nothing to do with the Cherry Orchard. Three main points endentured servitude is wrong, some people never learn, and women in Russia were treated as objects. Portraial of charaters was rather shallow and quite bland. The attachment and relationship between reader and character(s) was virtually nonexistant as one character or another mindlessly shouted a random comment about nothing.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 19, 2011
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