The Cherry Orchard

March 27, 2018|
The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov
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A civilised and complacent culture is on the brink of collapse... The tide of change is coming. Madam Ranyevskaya''s liberal world of privilege and pleasure is beginning to show cracks, but she and her family live on in denial. Lopakhin wants to rescue Ranyevskaya. The hard-working son of one of her family''s serfs, his new-found wealth can offer shelter and security to the woman he has loved since boyhood, but it will come at a high price. Meanwhile, revolution hangs in the air, the poor and hungry are pushing at the doors, and the tutor Trofimov predicts a tumultuous change for everybody. Chekhov''s final masterpiece is full of wild humour and piercing sadness in this fresh, funny and honest new translation by award-winning playwright and Russian speaker Rory Mullarkey. A portrait of changing times, it maps the building tensions between the desperate longing to hold onto what is familiar and the restless lure of the new.
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:The Cherry Orchard
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:88 pages, 7.8 X 5.08 X 0 in
Shipping dimensions:88 pages, 7.8 X 5.08 X 0 in
Published:March 27, 2018
Publisher:Bloomsbury
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781350086029

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