Chekhov: The Cherry Orchard

January 1, 1998|
Chekhov: The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov
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Chekhov''s final dramatic masterpiece displays a touching contrast between the tragic quality of its subject matter and the comic quality of the characters who act it out. The absence of action itself creates dramatic tension, with the doomed cherry orchard symbolises the decline of the Russian gentry. Memory, dreams and the dispossession of property are the main features of Chekhov''s poignant ''vaudeville'', now commonly regarded as one of the greatest plays in the Russian language.
Anton Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian physician, dramatist and author, is considered to be one of the greatest writers of short stories and modern drama. Born in Taganrog, a port town near the Black Sea, he attended medical school at Moscow University. He began writing to supplement his income, writing short humorous sketches of c...
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Title:Chekhov: The Cherry Orchard
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:132 pages, 8.5 X 5.43 X 0.35 in
Shipping dimensions:132 pages, 8.5 X 5.43 X 0.35 in
Published:January 1, 1998
Publisher:Bloomsbury
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781853992568

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