The Cherry Orchard

ANTON CHEKHOV


The Cherry Orchard

Madame Ravensky and her daughter, Anya, return home from Paris to find that their family estate is about to be sold at auction for debt. To all the family it is quite unthinkable that they should lose the wonderful cherry orchard whose white blooms are part of their childhood memories. Madame Ranevsky is an irresponsible soul who cannot be made to realize the value of money. Her brother, Gaev, is quite as hopeless where money is concerned. Varya, the step-daughter, is the only practical one, but how can a woman raise money? Chekov's The Cherry Orchard illustrates the inevitability of change and the heartbreak of separation.


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