The Cherry Orchard

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Paperback, 120 pages ISBN: 9781559365512Publication Date:
14 Jun 2018
Size: 215mm x 135mm£14.99
First Staged:
Roundabout Theater Company, Broadway, 2016

The Cherry Orchard

By Anton Chekhov Adapted by Stephen Karam

Paperback £14.99

A fresh take on Chekhov's classic play, by the Tony Award-winning playwright of The Humans.

Stephen Karam is known for his explorations of the idiosyncrasies of human speech and behavior—the subtleties, the depth, and the wonderfully awkward minutiae. With this new adaptation of The Cherry Orchard, Chekhov’s canonical masterpiece about a family on the brink of bankruptcy, Karam’s fluid style pairs harmoniously with the work of the master playwright.

Press Quotes

'Mr. Karam’s plays aren’t tearful, but they are often about loss—of love, of health, of innocence—and the messy, haphazard, necessary ways we get on with our lives afterward… He specializes in painful comedies that really shouldn’t be as funny as they are. Karam is a mature writer, very much in command of his gifts.'

New York Times

'Stephen Karam is among the very best of his generation of playwrights.'

New York Magazine

'The more you see Anton Chekhov’s final play, the weirder it seems… The Cherry Orchard contains distinctly bizarre touches: unexplained offstage noises, ominous portents of revolution, and a morbid ending that’s nearly Beckettian… Adapter Stephen Karam layers American accents (racial and immigration anxieties) into his lean, accessible script.'

Time Out New York

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Paperback, 120 pages ISBN: 9781559365512Publication Date:
14 Jun 2018
Size: 215mm x 135mm£14.99

Also by Anton Chekhov:

Chekhov: Shorts
The Cherry Orchard
Three Sisters (Drama Classics)
The Seagull
Chekhov's Three Sisters and Woolf's Orlando
On the Evils of Tobacco
The Cherry Orchard
Uncle Vanya
Three Sisters (Almeida Theatre version)
The Bear
Chekhov: Four Plays
Swansong
Chekhov on Theatre
The Seagull (Drama Classics)
Three Sisters
Three Sisters
The Wedding
Seagull
Uncle Vanya
A Tragic Figure
The Proposal
Ivanov
Uncle Vanya (Drama Classics)
Three Sisters (National Theatre version)

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Also by Stephen Karam:

The Humans (US edition)
Speech & Debate
The Humans

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