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The "Cherry Orchard"
A Comedy in Four Acts
by Anton Chekhov Nick Worrall Michael Frayn Michael Frayn

RRP €12.80

The "Cherry Orchard"
A Comedy in Four Acts
by Author Name Anton Chekhov, Nick Worrall, Michael Frayn, Michael Frayn

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List Price:12.80
Format: Paperback, 198 x 129 x 10mm, 160pp
Publication date: 14 Aug 1995
Publisher: Methuen Drama
ISBN-13: 9780413695000

Description

'Frayn's translation, which strikes me as splendidly lucid and alive ...will be acted again and again' New Statesman In Chekhov's tragi-comedy - perhaps his most popular play - the Gayev family is torn by powerful forces deeply rooted in history and the society in which they live. 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. Originally published to coincide with Peter Hall's National Theatre production in 1978, this edition features the revised translation staged by Sam Mendes at the Aldwych Theatre, London, in 1989, starring Judi Dench and Ronald Pickup. Commentary and notes by Nick Worrall

Reviews

'Frayn's translation, which strikes me as splendidly lucid and alive ... will be acted again and again' New Statesman

Additional Information

  • Illustrations: 1 colour, 8 page sections