The Cherry Orchard
In his masterpiece The Cherry Orchard, Chekhov maintains an exquisite balance between elegiac celebration of the romance of the past, as embodied in the cherry orchard in full bloom, and the awesome prescience of what is so soon to overwhelm Russia - revolution. The themes are majestic, and yet at the centre of the play is Ranevskaya, a tragic woman who lacks adroitness for survival in a changing world but who has one asset: a capacity for love. It is her solution - and Chekhov's.This new version of The Cherry Orchard by Pam Gems opened at the Crucible, Sheffield in March 2007."
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mamzel - LibraryThing
Poor money management forces a family to sell its property including a large cherry orchard. Before closing the property, however, everyone returns to bid each other farewell. Comedic moments include ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - IsaboeOfLumatere - LibraryThing
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. Read full review