The "Cherry Orchard": A Comedy in Four Acts by Anton Chekhov Paperback Book Free 9780413695000

The "Cherry Orchard": A Comedy in Four Acts by Anton Chekhov Paperback Book Free 9780413695000
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A new translation of Chekhov's masterpiece. Chekov's great tragicomic eulogy for a passing way of life is superbly adapted to make a powerful and beautifully playable drama. Plays for Performance Series. 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 and when urged to cut down their beautiful cherry orchard and sell the land for holiday cottages, they are confronted by an impossible decision. "At the time when The Cherry Orchard was written, the years before the revolution of 1905, Chekhov considered revolution in Russia irreversible and desirable." (Melchinger: Anton Chekhov)This volume contains a chronology of the playwright's life and work, an introduction giving the background to the play; a discussion of the various interpretations; notes on individual words and phrases and photographs from stage productions. In Chekhov's tragi-comedy, one of his most studied plays, the Gayev family is torn by powerful forces deeply rooted in history and the society in which they live. When their estate is hopelessly in debt they are urged to cut down their beautiful cherry orchard and sell the land for holiday cottages, a proposition which prompts a family 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 This student edition of Chekhov's last and most elusive play, a study of the effect of social change on the values of individuals, includes notes on the life and career of the playwright, an introduction giving the background to the play and a guide to its interpretation. a discussion of various interpretations, notes on individual words and phrases, and photographs of the original production.
Product Identifiers
ISBN-10 041369500X
ISBN-13 9780413695000
eBay Product ID (ePID) 99380201
Key Details
Author Anton Chekov, Non Worrall
Number Of Pages 160 pages
Edition Description New Edition
Series Student Editions
Format Paperback
Publication Date 2009-05-19
Language English
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Publication Year 2009
Additional Details
Copyright Date 1988
Original Language Russian
Illustrated Yes
Dimensions
Weight 5.8 Oz
Height 0.3 In.
Width 5.1 In.
Length 7.8 In.
Target Audience
Group Trade
Classification Method
Dewey Decimal 891.7/2/3
Dewey Edition 22
Contributors
Edited by Nick Worrall
Translated by Michael Frayn
Reviews
"Frayn's translation, which strikes me as splendidly lucid and alive...will be acted again and again"--New Statesman

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