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Three Plays: The Cherry Orchard / Three Sisters / Ivanov

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Paperback, 255 pages
Published 1953 by Penguin (first published December 31st 1945)
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It took two readings for me to appreciate Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard. At first the profusion of characters was confusing and the meaning of the cherry orchard as a symbol was not entirely clear. Only on the second reading—with the benefit of having consulted commentaries—was I able to understand and enjoy this play. If you doubt that interpretation presents challenges, consider that Chekhov intended the play as a comedy, but theatre director Constantin Stanislavski had it performed as a ...more
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Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was born in the small seaport of Taganrog, southern Russia, the son of a grocer. Chekhov's grandfather was a serf, who had bought his own freedom and that of his three sons in 1841. He also taught himself to read and write. Yevgenia Morozova, Chekhov's mother, was the daughter of a cloth merchant.

"When I think back on my childhood," Chekhov recalled, "it all seems quite glo
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