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The Cherry Orchard

The Cherry Orchard

By Anoton Chekhov. Translated by Elisaveta Lavrova.

Product Code: C87000

  • Full-length Play
  • Cast size: 7m., 5w. (extras,.)

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout the World.

* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$9.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $85/perf

In stock

Synopsis

This is the script used by Peter Brook in his acclaimed production of this play, one of Chekhov's finest works. The Ranyevskayas, a landowning family, are at the point of bankruptcy and are about to lose their estate. Lopakhin, a businessman, suggests they chop down the orchard and build houses. The family is horrified; the orchard represents the pleasant past, before the mysterious forces of the changing times threatened their idyllic existence. Lopakhin buys the land and proceeds to carry out his plan to destroy the orchard. Though Chekhov was dying when he wrote this play, he didn't lose his perspective on existence and the people who endure it. Terrible, inexplicable things happen to the characters in The Cherry Orchard, but they do not give up. They simply trudge on with a dogged faith in the prospects for happiness.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code C87000
  • Cast Size 12
  • Min. Royalty Rate $85/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 80 min

Categories

  • ISBN(13) 9780871292834
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Media Reviews

"That's the human comedy, and, if it isn't riotously funny, one feels less alone in the solitary plight, indeed exhilarated, watching it unfold on stage as honestly and buoyantly and poetically as a dream. This is a Cherry Orchard that pauses for breath only when life does, for people to recoup after dying a little." -The New York Times