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The Cherry Orchard - Anton Chekhov, Tom Murphy
The Cherry Orchard
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Published to tie in with the world premiere at the Abbey Theatre, DublinIn 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... show more
Published to tie in with the world premiere at the Abbey Theatre, DublinIn 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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780413774033 (0413774031)
Publisher: A&C Black
Pages no: 77
Edition language: English
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Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it
2.5 Checkov's The Cherry Orchard
I know that I am meant to love Checkov, but I was not terribly inspired by this. I feel that I would like to see it performed and I may end up watching it on You Tube. The play concerns an aristocratic family fallen on hard times and forced to sell everything that they own. The action is oblique ...
mashahsam
mashahsam rated it
5.0 The Cherry Orchard
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Fangirls Ahead!
Fangirls Ahead! rated it
4.0 The Cherry Orchard
Quite interesting, but I think Chekhov was right when he predicted the "Russian-ness" of the play would not work as well for foreign audiences.
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
5.0 The Cherry Orchard & The House That Chekhov Built
bookshelves: play-dramatisation, slavic, published-1904, re-read Read from January 19 to 25, 2010, read count: 2 Translated by Sasha Dugdale.A new production of Chekhov's timeless study of a Russian aristocratic family forced to sell their house and beloved cherry orchard during the great social...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it
3.0 Reflections on a Russia in transition
What really sucks is when you have just finished reading a play and a tram trundles by the pub that you are in with an advertisement for that particular play, which finished the day before. Okay, maybe I should have my ear to the ground of the Melbourne theatre scene a little bit more, but still, th...
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