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The Cherry Orchard - Modern Plays (Paperback)

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Paperback 88 Pages / Published: 06/03/2018
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A civilised and complacent culture is on the brink of collapse... The tide of change is coming. Madam Ranyevskaya's liberal world of privilege and pleasure is beginning to show cracks, but she and her family live on in denial. Lopakhin wants to rescue Ranyevskaya. The hard-working son of one of her family's serfs, his new-found wealth can offer shelter and security to the woman he has loved since boyhood, but it will come at a high price. Meanwhile, revolution hangs in the air, the poor and hungry are pushing at the doors, and the tutor Trofimov predicts a tumultuous change for everybody. Chekhov's final masterpiece is full of wild humour and piercing sadness in this fresh, funny and honest new translation by award-winning playwright and Russian speaker Rory Mullarkey. A portrait of changing times, it maps the building tensions between the desperate longing to hold onto what is familiar and the restless lure of the new.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781350086029
Number of pages: 88
Weight: 87 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


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Rory Mullarkey's poetical, darkly funny but never murky adaptation proves stimulating and surprising . . . makes you laugh one moment and shudder the next * Times on The Oresteia *
The verse rhythms are fluid and flexible, allowing for passages of lyric song, and the language is pithy and vivid . . . shows how "justice" - the word that resounds through Mullarkey's text like a drumbeat - easily transmutes into blood-soaked revenge. * The Guardian on The Oresteia *
There are ticklish jokes and moments of enjoyable mischief... * Evening Standard on Saint George and the Dragon *

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