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Anton Chekhov: The Cherry Orchard

Haslam, Sara (2005). Anton Chekhov: The Cherry Orchard. In: Brown, Richard and Gupta, Suman eds. Aestheticism and Modernism: Debating Twentieth-Century Literature 1900-1960. Abingdon, Oxfordshire: Routledge, pp. 19–67.

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This introductory study of Chekhov's great play examines it in the context of exploring the purpose of literature. Chekhov's work is prized for its openness to a variety of interpretations, and the essay pays particular attention to the ways in which The Cherry Orchard has been performed. Close attention is paid, too, to the relationship between literature and context.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 0-415-35168-5, 978-0-415-35168-3
Keywords: Chekhov, The Cherry Orchard, drama, performance, review, Russia, theatre, translation, instrumentalism, tragedy vs comedy
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Art History, Classical Studies, English and Creative Writing, Music
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 8982
Depositing User: Sara Haslam
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 10:05
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