Chekhov: The Cherry Orchard - Plays in Production (Hardback)James N. Loehlin (author)
Hardback 262 Pages / Published: 14/09/2006
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Chekhov's masterpiece, about a Russian family losing its ancestral home, combines a lament for a vanishing past with a hopeful dream of the future. In the century since its first performance, The Cherry Orchard has undergone a wide range of conflicting interpretations: tragic and comic, naturalistic and symbolic, reactionary and radical. Beginning with the 1904 premiere at Stanislavsky's Moscow Art Theatre, this study traces the performance history of one of the landmark plays of the modern theatre. Considering the work of such directors as Anatoly Efros, Giorgio Strehler, Peter Brook, and Peter Stein, Chekhov: The Cherry Orchard explores the way different artists, periods and cultures have reinvented Chekhov's poignant comedy of failure and hope.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 262
Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 16 mm
"Loehlin provides a detailed and through analysis of the text." -Nicholas G. Zekulin, Canadian Slavonic Papers
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