The Cherry Orchard Summary
Anton Chekhov

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The Cherry Orchard Summary

Anton Chekhov wrote The Cherry Orchard during the last year of his life. Though Chekhov intended the play to be a comedy, when it was first produced by the Moscow Art Theater on January 17, 1904, producer Konstantin Stanislavsky insisted it should be played as a tragedy. Chekhov fought against this portrayal, but to this day, most productions empha­size the tragic elements of the piece.

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