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“Senelick . . . has done his job as scholar and translator nearly to perfection.” — Weekly Standard --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
The Plays for Performance series is edited by Nicholas Rudall, former artistic director of the Court Theatre at the University of Chicago where he is professor of classics, and Bernard Sahlins, founder and director of the Second City. They both live in Chicago, Illinois. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
As much as I enjoy Chekhov, I'm not a big fan of THE CHERRY ORCHARD; it never made much sense to me. Read morePublished on April 23 2001 by tvtv3
Chekhov's 'The Cherry Orchard' is an excellent, layered composition from a notoriously prolific writer. Read morePublished on April 17 2001 by Barry David Gould
As I read this play, my family is in the process of moving a thousand miles away from the farm where I grew up. Read morePublished on Oct. 31 2000 by William Krischke
"How should one live?" is the fundamental question driving most of Chekhov's work, and it is very overtly laid bare in The Cherry Orchard. Read morePublished on July 27 2000 by Yaumo Gaucho
The cherry orchard is symbolic of the old order in rural Russia, and Chekhov's short play illustrates the social transformation started in the 19th century in a simple and... Read morePublished on July 23 2000 by Knut Oyangen
I recently saw a production of this and I was moved to tears. Though this play is too sophisticated for many, I found the characters real/alive/and breathing. Read morePublished on July 20 2000 by David
This is the first play I've read by Anton Chekhov and I am very interested in Russian culture, so it was good play to read about the fall of the Russian aristocracy. Read morePublished on June 29 2000 by Stefanie Pawelczyk