"The Cherry Orchard" : A Comedy in Four Acts Paperback / softback
Edited by Tom Murphy
Part of the Modern Plays series
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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 96 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 05/02/2004
- Category: Plays, playscripts
- ISBN: 9780413774033
- Paperback / softback from £7.09