The The Cherry Orchard Cherry Orchard [NOOK Book]

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Classic of world drama concerns the passing of the old semifeudal order in turn-of-the-century Russia, symbolized in the sale of the cherry orchard owned by Madame Ranevskaya. The work also showcases Chekhov's rich sensitivities as an observer of human nature. This inexpensive, high-quality edition, reprinted from a standard edition of the play, will provide theater students and any lover of great drama with a reliable text of this masterpiece.
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The The Cherry Orchard Cherry Orchard

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Overview

Classic of world drama concerns the passing of the old semifeudal order in turn-of-the-century Russia, symbolized in the sale of the cherry orchard owned by Madame Ranevskaya. The work also showcases Chekhov's rich sensitivities as an observer of human nature. This inexpensive, high-quality edition, reprinted from a standard edition of the play, will provide theater students and any lover of great drama with a reliable text of this masterpiece.
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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.
From the Publisher

Carnicke's Cherry Orchard is direct, easily accessible to young American students, and mercifully free of all that blather that mucks up so much of the other versions that I know. --James Parker, Late Professor of Theatre, Virginia Commonwealth University
Weekly Standard
“Senelick . . . has done his job as scholar and translator nearly to perfection.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486112749
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 3/6/2012
  • Series: Dover Thrift Editions
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 323,548
  • File size: 557 KB

Meet the Author


Richard Nelson's many plays include Rodney's Wife, Goodnight Children Everywhere, Drama Desk–nominated Franny's Way and Some Americans Abroad, Tony Award–nominated Two Shakespearean Actors, and James Joyce's The Dead (with Shaun Davey), for which he won a Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical, and the acclaimed Apple Family Plays, a quartet of plays that include That Hopey Changey Thing, Sweet and Sad, Sorry and Regular Singing.

Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky have produced acclaimed translations of Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Nikolai Gogol, Anton Chekhov and Mikhail Bulgakov. Their translations of The Brothers Karamazov and Anna Karenina won the 1991 and 2002 PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prizes. Pevear, a native of Boston, and Volokhonsky, of St. Petersburg, are married to each other and live in Paris.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Notes on the Translation

Source and Transliterations

Money and Measures

Russian Names

Pronunciation

Introduction: A Taste for Chekhov's Drama

The Cherry Orchard 1

A Selected Bibliography in English 61

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2013

    New vs. Old

    The Cherry Orchard is a book about the new and old in tranditioning evonomic times. Very Downton Abbey-esc

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2012

    Great Tree

    The tallest Tree in the orchard. It is easy for the leader to climb and ajust clan meetings.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2001

    Russian drunken romanticism

    It is a last play wrote by Chekhov. It is a true masterpice.

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    Posted January 7, 2011

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