Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “La Cerisaie” as Want to Read:
La Cerisaie
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

La Cerisaie

3.67  ·  Rating Details ·  22,601 Ratings  ·  680 Reviews
Peu de pièces auront été autant jouées que La Cerisaie, depuis sa création en 1904. Et supporté des éclairages, des commentaires aussi contradictoires. Pièce-testament (Tchekhov meurt l'année même de la parution de la pièce), œuvre charnière, La Cerisaie referme doucement une porte sur un monde agonisant, tandis qu'une autre s'entrouvre, par où pénètre, comme par effractio ...more
Mass Market Paperback, Classiques, 158 pages
Published September 1st 1988 by Le Livre de Poche (first published June 19th 1904)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about La Cerisaie, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Farnaz ta در تعریف طنز آمده است: «اثری ادبی که با استفاده از بذله، وارونه سازی، خشم و نقیضه، ضعف ها و تعلیمات اجتماعی جوامع بشری را به نقد میکشد.»…moreدر تعریف طنز آمده است: «اثری ادبی که با استفاده از بذله، وارونه سازی، خشم و نقیضه، ضعف ها و تعلیمات اجتماعی جوامع بشری را به نقد می‌کشد.»(less)
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Jul 07, 2013 Jason rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, 2013
It’s true what they say. Chekhov’s got guns!

This is a great play about the decline of the Russian aristocracy, its implications for the working class rising to fill the vacancies left by those cash-stricken families, and the complications propagated by these changes, namely the social inadequacies of those who get sucked into this newfound vacuum.

I read Three Sisters recently and while I did like the play, it did not shake my maracas as much as I had hoped it would. There are intertwining them
Ahmad Sharabiani
The Cherry Orchard, Anton Chekhov
The play concerns an aristocratic Russian landowner who returns to her family estate (which includes a large and well-known cherry orchard) just before it is auctioned to pay the mortgage. Unresponsive to offers to save the estate, she allows its sale to the son of a former serf; the family leaves to the sound of the cherry orchard being cut down. The story presents themes of cultural futility – both the futile attempts of the aristocracy to maintain its status a
Sep 05, 2016 James rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1-fiction
Book Review
4 out of 5 stars to The Cherry Orchard, a tragedy and comedy all rolled into one, published in 1904 by a great Russian, Anton Chekhov. I'd heard of this play during my high school years, but never actually read it. In college, I had a course in modern drama and theatre, where this was one of the 16 plays we read: 1 per week for the 4 month course. Our school also performed a theatrical version a later semester where I participated in some backstage work. We also did a video and li
Jul 04, 2017 Nayra.Hassan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chekhov, classic
هناك اسد مقبل من بعيد ليمزقك ..هناك اختيارين للعقلاء ..اما ان تجري كالظليم لو كنت واقعيا..
او تبحث عن سلاح لتواجهه لو كنت شجاعا

لكن عندما يكون اختيارك هو أن تقف وتغني و ترقص رقصتك الأخيرة 💃اذن فانت تستحق الالتهام
وهذا ما فعلته مدام رانفسكي اكثر الشخصيات استفزازا في تاريخ الأدب الروسي..تلك الارستقراطية العاجزة عن إدراك الواقع و التكيف معه...
عاشت حياتها مع زوجها في بيت أثري فسيح تحيط به🌳 أشجار الكرز الباسقة. .رحل زوجها بعد ان أسرف في الاستدانة..و انطلقت هي لتعوض ما فاتها من متع الحياة ؛ عاشت بباريس
Chekhov described The Cherry Orchard as a comedy, but as a reader it's hard to view it in any way other than a tragedy. It's another work of literature that depicts the declining Russian aristocracy which would end 13 years later with the Russian Revolution, and made permanent in 1918 with the murder of the Royal Family.

The play opened in theater to great success in Jan. 1904, but Chekhov would die 6 months later at the age of 44, cutting short a life and career that would leave us with some of
Sep 04, 2013 Florencia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: russian, plays
This play was an enjoyable read for me. It is about a once aristocratic family, now impoverished and forced to sell everything, including their beautiful cherry orchard, that seemed to be the main thing they cared about, the reason of their pride. Even though they were about to lose everything they owned, they were in some sort of denial because they didn't (or couldn't) do anything to solve that situation. And while this family was in decline, a new kind of rich people arose: the once serfs wer ...more
Dec 28, 2011 Lyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Checkov's Cherry Orchard delves into themes and ideas of cultural futility amidst political and cultural change.

First produced in 1904, Checkov is documenting the in-between time, between the dying aristocracy of the past and the post-industrial age of the future, and though he is not quite an apologist for the old times, he is inclined to lament the way things are going. Yet the change is inevitable as beautifully symbolized by the portrait crashing own on the man.

A brilliant study of the cont
Sep 02, 2015 FeReSHte rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: play, russia
باغ آلبالو آخرین اثر چخوف، نمایشنامه ی پرشخصیتیه. سعی شده تا شخصیت های اثر طیف وسیعی از طبقات مختلف جامعه ی اون زمان روسیه رو به تصویر بکشه

داستان از اینجا شروع میشه که باغ آلبالوی معروف منطقه متعلق به یکی از خانواده های اشرافی که سالیان دست به دست چرخیده و از نسلی به نسل بعد منتقل شده گرو بانکه و با بالا رفتن بدهی ها، به مزایده گذاشته شده

با وجود نزدیک بودن مصیبت از دست دادن این آخرین با قیمانده دوره اشرافیتشون -باغ آلبالوی زیبا و افسانه ای - ولی واکنش صاحبان این باغ دیدنیه. انگار که با همچین پی
شما شجاع تر و شريف تر و عميق تر از ما هستيد. شما مى دانيد كه حقيقت كجا هست و كجا نيست. شما تمام مشكلات مهم را با دل و جرئت حل مى كنيد، ولى بگوييد ببينم، آيا اين امر به علت آن نيست كه شما هنوز جوانيد و هيچ مشكلى از سر نگذرانده ايد؟
شما به آينده با جرئت نگاه مى كنيد، اما آيا اين امر به علت آن نيست كه هيچ چيز وحشتناكى نمى بينيد، زيرا زندگى هنوز از چشمان جوانتان پنهان است؟
Here is simple question, usually avoided by bad directors: for what EXACT reason Ranevskaya comes back to Russia, to her old dying estate? Yes, we know she had issues with her man in Paris, but that's not the reason to come across whole Europe and hang out in a run-down place with nothing to do. It's rather obvious from the text, that she does't belong in the estate anymore and wants to leave almost from the very beginning of her comeback. Too often this question is getting lazy, pseudo-poetic a ...more
Çağdaş T
Apr 13, 2016 Çağdaş T rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: plays, library
Her zamanki gibi Çehov müthiş.
Yalnız bu oyunda çeviriden mi kaynaklı ya da özellikle mi böyle kurgulanmış diyaloglar arası kopukluklar hissettim. Örneğin biri diğerine hitaben soruyor ya da bir şeyler anlatıyor diğeriyse soruya cevap vermeden ya da başka bir konuda cümleler sarfediyor. Belki de kimse kimsenin umrunda değil havası verilmek istenmiştir yoksa Ergin Altay en iyi Rusça çevirmenlerinizden. Kısa birkaç alıntı:

-Upuzun bir hayat yaşadım, sanki dün doğmuş gibiyim..

-Hatırlıyorum altı yaşın
May 29, 2007 Kelly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Shelves: theatre, 19th-century
This play is one of the most desperately sad things I have ever seen. It is a portrait of a family struggling in a period where old and new russia are scraping up against each other in a way that is physically painful to watch. I saw a performance of this while on study abroad at Oxford, and I went to a bookstore after the performance so I could read this over and over again to myself. These characters express so much and just accomplish so desperately little at the end of the day. Some of these ...more

in this play a Russian aristocratic family having financial problems and sinking in a large debt, due to the social disturbances and political transformations in the early twentieth century.,were forced to sell their Cherry Orchard, ,which wasn't an ordinary Orchard but the most beautiful one in the entire estate....
while family members are busy at a ceremony inside the palace, their orchard is being sold, in this scene Chekhov emphasize the exaggerated the sensation of indifference,their Loss
Setting: Russia at the start of the 20th Century in a village some distance from a major town. Kernal: A railroad passes by land upon which grows a large and venerable cherry orchard, a cherry orchard the landowners can no longer afford.

Oh my, how I love this play. Each of the characters makes sense but each of their positions is set slightly angled to all the others, overlapping perhaps, but still at odds. In the end, none but the entrepreneur Lopakhin gets his/her way. Hopes are dashed but ev
Maria Thomarey
Jan 02, 2016 Maria Thomarey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Chiara Pagliochini
“Perché io sono nata qui, qui sono vissuti mio padre e mia madre, mio nonno, io amo questa casa, senza il giardino dei ciliegi io non capisco più niente della mia vita, e se è proprio necessario venderlo, allora vendete anche me insieme al giardino.”

Credo che questa – anzi, ne sono certa – sia la prima opera per il teatro che leggo in vita mia. L’approccio, lo debbo dire, è stato dei più foschi e ammantati di pregiudizio. Ho sempre pensato – e ancora non sono del tutto immune dal pensiero – che
What a great play (had a hard time deciding between 3 and 4 stars, went down)... my first Chekhov and I am glad that I read it... It is a "tragic-comedy" and I saw both tragic and comedic elements in the story... seemed to relate more to the comedic, although was touched by the tragic.

I liked Fiers. Why did he meet that fate??

Some element of "what goes around comes around" with the fate of the orchard ... the class system and how the concept of serfs was overthrown played a large part.

I will r
Niloufar mosleh
باغ آلبالوازمالکیت خانواده ی فئودال ورشکسته به پسر یک موژیک می رسد ...
غم..درد ...احساس ...عشق را در میان زندگی این شخصیت ها خواهید یافت ...
آنها بطور شگفت اوری واقعی هستند
نه در لفاف کلمات پنهان شده اند و نه فعلی غیر معمول از آنها واقع میشود
آنها خودشان هستند ..واقعی مثل زندگی

ﺻﺪاﻳﻰ، ﮔﻮﻳﻰ از دوردﺳﺖ آﺳﻤﺎن ﺑﻪ ﮔﻮش ﻣﻰ رﺳﺪ . ﺻﺪاﻳﻰ ﻫﻤﭽﻮن آواى ﺗﺎرى از ﻳﻚ ﺳﺎز زﻫﻰ ﻛﻪ ﻛـﺸﻴﺪه و رﻫﺎ می ﺷﻮد، ﺻﺪاﻳﻰ ﻛﻪ در ﻣﺮگ و ﺟﻨﻮن ﺧﺎﻣﻮش ﻣﻰ ﺷﻮد . ﺻﺪاى ﺿﺮﺑﻪ ﻫﺎى ﺗﺒﺮ، ﻫﻤﭽﻨﺎن از دوردﺳﺖ ﺑﺎغ ﺑﻪ ﮔـﻮش ﻣﻰ رﺳﺪ
باید اعتراف کنم این اولین نمایشنامه ای بود که من خوندم. ینی به قصد ِ نمایشنامه خوندن، نه فقط محض خوندن. برای همین ممکنه خیلی نپخته باشه و بعداً خجالت بکشم از ریویوم. به هر حال، باغ آلبالو کلاً به نظرم اومد کار ِ ابزوردیه و من اصولاً کارهای ابزوردو دوس ندارم. اما به نسبت چیز خوبی درومده بود. شخصیت ها باورپذیر بودن، دیالوگ ها خیلی جون دار و گاهی هم به فکر فرو برنده. طنز لطیف و ظریفی هم تو بعضیاشون بود که خیلی دلچسبش کرده. اما خب در نهایت اتفاقی می افته که انتظار می ره بیوفته. ینی دید آرمانی اینه ک ...more
fateme movahedi
نمایشنامه ای که در دو ساعت خوانده می شود. روایتگر خانواده ای اشرافیست که به دلیل مشکلات مالی مجبور به فروش باغ اجدادیشان می شوند. اما بر خلاف انتظار برای حفظ آن تلاشی هم نمی کنند. در نهایت باغ را رعیت زاده ای می خرد و درختان انرا قطع کرده و زمین را تکه تکه می کند. داستان به نوعی روایتگر وضعیت شوروی قبل از فروپاشی است. اشنایی خاندان سلطنتی با اروپا، علاقه به آن ، عدم موافقتشان برای تقسیم شدن زمین و عدم تمایل برای به قدرت رسیدن رعیت ها و رفت و امد افراد فرودست به منطقه ای که تا ان زمان در انحصار ا ...more
Jan 22, 2016 Sookie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: translated, plays, 2016
In early 19th century, many (European, British) aristocratic families started to see the changes in the world directly impacting their household. Rich people were now self made, laborers preferred factories and mills, and everyday things became a little more expensive. The time this little story is set is when political and cultural changes were rampant in Russia. The landowner's ancestral estate is in shambles with its pretty cherry orchard and grand house. Its buyer is a self made man, a serf, ...more
Feb 24, 2016 Jim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Gayev family seems to represent a level of fecklessness that is hard to believe. Their entire lives have been involved in the business of letting money run through their hands until there is none left. And now it is the turn of their estate with its famous cherry orchard to be sold at auction and for the family to dissipate to the four winds.

Anton Chekhov has in his plays, particularly in The Cherry Orchard, concentrated on the sad case of the incompetent landed gentry gone to seed. Gayev hi
Oct 17, 2015 Sonya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
نمایشنامه باغ آلبالو آخرین اثر چخوف می باشد و مانند بقیه آثار او متنی بر گرفته از زندگی عادی مردمان و حوادث روزمره است و چیزی خارق العاده و غیر طبیعی اتفاق نمی افتد. اما همین وقایع روز مره با قلم توانای نویسنده به صورت نمایشنامه ای در آمده است که زوال اشرافیت و ظهور سرمایه داری را به خوبی نشان می دهد .عادت ها و علایق غیر قابل ترک زندگی اشراف که آنها را به ورطه ی نابودی می کشاند اما آنان هنوز در بی خبری به سر می برند و حتی نسل جوان آنها نمی تواند به میان سال هایشان کمکی بکندو از طرف دیگر فرزندان ...more
Plays are meant to be seen. Listening to an audiobook can never equal one's experience of sitting in a theater watching! I leave the rating blank. The play I loved, but not the audiobook, though not poorly performed. No information about setting.

While searching for the correct version I have now discovered that what I have listened to is in fact an abridgment! This was not stated at Audible. This annoys me.
Jul 14, 2017 Zeynep rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-books, 2017
Vişne Bahçesi, büyük beklentilerle başladığım bir kitap oldu. Ve sanırım bu sebepten dolayı biraz hayal kırıklığına uğradım. Aslında ne sevdim, ne de sevmedim. Arada kaldım gibi bir şey oldu. Yani ne verdiğim paraya yazık dedim ne de iyiki almışım dedim. Bu yüzden de 2,5 verdim kitaba.
Benim kitapta en sevdiğim şey-belkide sevdiğim tek şey(?)-, karakterlerin çok fazla açık sözlü olması ve yersiz konuşmalarıydı. O konuşmaları okurken baya şaşırdım kaldım yani. Alıştıkça da komik geldi karakte
كتاب داد ميزد كه نويسنده ش روسه ! اون حالت بيخيالى قشر اعيان همراه با جشن گرفتن هاى زياد كه به نوعى كمك ميكنه كه اون بيخيالى ، فقط از دست روس ها برمياد.
اين نمايش نامه ، سبك تئاترى نيست كه مورد علاقه منه ، لوكشين هاى متغير ، نقش هاى زياد . دوست داشتم اگه ميتونست پيامى كه مدنظرش بود رو بهتر به مخاطب برسونه .
چخوف اصرار داره كه اين نمايش كمديه و نبايد به صورت درام بهش نگاه كرد ، ولى من ابدا متوجه كمديش نميشم

Rev-visit 2015 was film only:

Translated by Sasha Dugdale.

A new production of Chekhov's timeless study of a Russian aristocratic family forced to sell their house and beloved cherry orchard during the great social transitions of the 19th century.

Madame Ranevskaia ...... Sarah Miles
Gaev ...... Nicholas le Prevost
Varia ...... Anne-Marie Duff
Ania ...... Susannah Fielding
Trofimov ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Simeonov-Pishchik ...... Roger Hammond
Lopakhin ...... Matt
Sara Kamjou
Feb 26, 2016 Sara Kamjou rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: play
به طور کلی فضای به نوعی سرد رمانهای روسی با سلیقهی من جور درنمیآید و این یک ایراد نیست، تنها سلیقهی شخصی است. با اینکه ارتباط خوبی با نمایشنامهها دارم اما وضع برای این نمایشنامهی روسی از چخوف متفاوت نبود. البته چیزی که بیش از همه برای من آزاردهنده مینمود، تعدد شخصیتها در باغ آلبالو بود که به لطف اسمهای دشوار روسی وضع دشوارتر نیز میشد و از آنجایی که سعی کردم بیتوجه به اسمها کتاب را بخوانم، گاهی خط داستانی را گم میکردم.
شخصا ترجیح میدهم در یک نمایشنامه تعداد شخصیتها کم باشد و به همانها عمیق پرداخته
Apr 30, 2015 Ketabism.Ir rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
"Yaşam geçip gitti, hiç yaşamamışım gibi."
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
  • The Inspector General
  • Mother Courage and Her Children
  • An Enemy of the People
  • The Lower Depths
  • The Storm
  • The Hairy Ape
  • The Little Tragedies
  • Three Tragedies: Blood Wedding, Yerma, Bernarda Alba
  • Birds
  • Six Characters in Search of an Author and Other Plays
  • Asya / First Love
  • The Bald Soprano and Other Plays
  • The Ubu Plays: Ubu Rex / Ubu Cuckolded / Ubu Enchained
  • The Maids & Deathwatch
  • Major Barbara
  • Machinal
  • A Lie of the Mind
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
More about Anton Chekhov...

Share This Book

“Perhaps man has a hundred senses, and when he dies only the five senses that we know perish with him, and the other ninety-five remain alive.” 1403 likes
“And what does it mean -- dying? Perhaps man has a hundred senses, and only the five we know are lost at death, while the other ninety-five remain alive.” 51 likes
More quotes…