The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov
Inspired by experiences in Chekhov’s own life, Cherry Orchard follows life of an aristocratic Russian woman and her family as they return to the family’s estate. Written as a comedy and containing elements of farce, Stanislavski directed the play as a tragedy in Moscow. Since this initial production, many prominent directors of the world continue to stage this play, each interpreting the work differently.
Anton Chekhov, a Russian short story writer, playwright and physician, considered to be one of the greatest short story writers in the history of world literature. His career as a dramatist produced all-time classics The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters and Cherry Orchard. His short stories are held in high esteem by writers, critics and audiences of all generations. Chekhov practised as a doctor throughout most of his literary career: Medicine is my lawful wife, he once said, and literature is my mistress.
The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov, ISBN: 9781909175235, Sovereign, 80 pp
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