«The Cherry Orchard» is the last play by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov. The ebook «The Cherry Orchard» from Animedia Company is translated, with an Introduction, by Julius West.
The story presents themes of cultural futility – both the futile attempts of the aristocracy to maintain its status and of the bourgeoisie to find meaning in its newfound materialism. In reflecting the socio-economic forces at work in Russia at the turn of the 20th century, including the rise of the middle class after the abolition of serfdom in the mid-19th century and the sinking of the aristocracy, the play reflects forces at work around the globe in that period.
Since the first production at the Moscow Art Theatre, this play has been translated and adapted into many languages and produced around the world, becoming a classic work of dramatic literature. Some of the major directors of the world have directed it, each interpreting the work differently.
ISBN 978-80-7499-140-0 (online : epub)
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© Cover photo. Platon Strakhov, 2015
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