The Cherry Orchard

The Cherry Orchard

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by Anton Chekhov
     
 

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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

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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.

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.
Weekly Standard
“Senelick . . . has done his job as scholar and translator nearly to perfection.”
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780573697500
Publisher:
Samuel French, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/19/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
84
Sales rank:
1,099,715
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.17(d)

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"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)

Meet the Author

Sharon Marie Carnicke is Professor of Theatre and Slavic Literatures, University of Southern California. She is the author of Stanislavsky in Focus (Routledge) and, with Cynthia Baron, of Reframing Stage Performance (University of Michigan Press).

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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.