The Cherry Orchard (Stoppard Translation)

The Cherry Orchard (Stoppard Translation)

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by Anton Chekhov
     
 

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Anton Chekhov was a master whose daring work revolutionized theatre. Robert Burstein declared that “there are none who bring the drama to a higher realization of its human role.” In The Cherry Orchard, his last full-length play, an impoverished landowning family is unable to face the fact that their estate is about to be auctioned off. Lopakhin,

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Anton Chekhov was a master whose daring work revolutionized theatre. Robert Burstein declared that “there are none who bring the drama to a higher realization of its human role.” In The Cherry Orchard, his last full-length play, an impoverished landowning family is unable to face the fact that their estate is about to be auctioned off. Lopakhin, a local merchant, presents numerous options to save it, including cutting down their prized cherry orchard. But the family is stricken with denial. The Cherry Orchard charts the precipitous descent of a wealthy family and in the process creates a bold meditation on social change and bourgeois materialism.

Editorial Reviews

Associated Press
A play of unbearable heartbreak-a past lost, a present bleak and a future uncertain. . . . Tom Stoppard's clear-headed adaptation is lean and to the point.
—Michael Kuchwara
The New York Times
A nimble new version by Tom Stoppard that invites fresh comic shadings, pushes that sense of the incongruous not so much into farce (although there's some of that) as into "Alice in Wonderland" absurdity. . . . People are always misspeaking in "The Cherry Orchard," stupidly and hurtfully, because no language could properly reflect a shifting social order that has yet to assume any solid form. (Mr. Stoppard's adaptation is full of classically Stoppardesque instances of eloquence gone awry.)
—Ben Brantley
Daily News
Vibrant revival . . . lucid translation.
—Joe Dziemianowicz

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802144096
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
01/06/2009
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,155,578
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

Tom Stoppard’s plays include Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, Jumpers, Travesties, The Real Thing, Hapgood, Arcadia, The Invention of Love, The Coast of Utopia, and Rock ’n’ Roll. In addition to The Cherry Orchard, Stoppard has adapted Chekhov’s The Seagull and Ivanov.

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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.