Department of English

Professor James Loehlin Publishes Chekhov: the Cherry Orchard

Thu, March 29, 2007
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. Bookmark and Share

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