The Cherry Orchard: A Comedy in Four Acts (Murphy)

The Cherry Orchard: A Comedy in Four Acts (Murphy)

by: Anton Chekhov, Tom Murphy

by: Anton Chekhov, Tom Murphy

The Cherry Orchard: A Comedy in Four Acts (Murphy)

The Cherry Orchard: A Comedy in Four Acts (Murphy)

by: Anton Chekhov, Tom Murphy

by: Anton Chekhov, Tom Murphy

Overview

Published to tie in with the world premiere at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin In Chekhov's tragi-comedy - perhaps his most popular play - the Gayev family is torn by powerful forces, forces rooted deep in history and in the society around them. Their estate is hopelessly in debt: urged to cut down their beautiful cherry orchard and sell the land for holiday cottages, they struggle to act decisively. Tom Murphy's fine vernacular version allows us to re-imagine the events of the play in the last days of Anglo-Irish colonialism. It gives this great play vivid new life within our own history and social consciousness.

Authors

Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov (29 January 1860– 15 July 1904) was a Russian playwright and short story writer, who is considered to be one of the greatest writers of short fiction in history. His career as a playwright produced four classics and his best short stories are held in high esteem. Chekhov practiced as a medical doctor thro ...

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Tom Murphy

Tom Murphy