The Cherry Orchard

The Cherry Orchard

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by Anton Chekhov, Tom Murphy
     
 

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Published to tie in with the world premiere at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin

In Chekhov's tragi-comedy - perhaps his most popular play - the Gayev family is torn by powerful forces, forces rooted deep in history and in the society around them. Their estate is hopelessly in debt: urged to cut down their beautiful cherry orchard and sell the land for holiday

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Published to tie in with the world premiere at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin

In Chekhov's tragi-comedy - perhaps his most popular play - the Gayev family is torn by powerful forces, forces rooted deep in history and in the society around them. Their estate is hopelessly in debt: urged to cut down their beautiful cherry orchard and sell the land for holiday cottages, they struggle to act decisively. Tom Murphy's fine vernacular version allows us to re-imagine the events of the play in the last days of Anglo-Irish colonialism. It gives this great play vivid new life within our own history and social consciousness.

Editorial Reviews

Village Voice
Jean-Claude van Itallie's adaptation is splendid, colloquial without being cute, simple, moving, funny.
NY Times
I don't think I have ever seen anything quite like this production on a stage before—I left the Beaumont exhilarated.
NY Post
...a new, faithful, very playable and gorgeous translation by Jean-Claude van Itallie.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780413774033
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
11/01/2004
Series:
Modern Plays Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.22(d)

Meet the Author


Anton Chekhov was born in 1860 in a small town on the Sea of Azov. His plays include Ivanov, Platonov, Uncle Vanya, On the High Road, and The Proposal, among others. As he was beginning to gain international recognition as a major dramatist, he suffered two heart attacks and died in Badenweiler, Germany.

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The Cherry Orchard 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Cherry Orchard is a book about the new and old in tranditioning evonomic times. Very Downton Abbey-esc
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Guest More than 1 year ago
It is a last play wrote by Chekhov. It is a true masterpice.