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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anton Chekhov Narrator: Sinéad Cusack, Anna Massey, Patricia Routledge, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Andrew Sachs Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN:
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Sinéad Cusack, Anna Massey, Patricia Routledge, Andrew Sachs and Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies star in this 1974 BBC Radio full-cast production of Chekhov's classic play.

Madame Ranyevskaya and her daughter Anya have returned home from Paris to discover that their family estate - which includes their beloved cherry orchard - has to be sold to cover the family's debts. They believe a miracle can save their orchard. But will their stubborn pride and fond, childhood memories be enough?

Chekhov's tragic-comedy is about the passing of an era and is a timeless study of a Russian aristocratic family desperately clinging to the past.

Among the star cast in this 1974 production are Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Sinéad Cusack, Anna Massey, Patricia Routledge and Andrew Sachs.

The Classic Radio Theatre range presents notable radio productions of much-loved plays by some of the most renowned playwrights, and starring some of our finest actors.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wendy | 4/13/2011

    " Oh Checkov. I was grading the papers of students who read this book. I have read it once, but I couldn't remember it well enough, so I reread it. Now I know why the details just wouldn't stick: Nothing Happens! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lily | 4/7/2011

    " 2400 Saw the play at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis in the late 1960's. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kari | 3/9/2011

    " I read this and then saw it and I loved it both ways. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 3/3/2011

    " I give it three stars because, even though I really hate Chekhov, I can appreciate the beauty of his language. But I still hate Chekhov, and if that makes me an infidel, I guess I'll find a way to live with it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Febrianti Ika | 2/24/2011

    " complicated affairs by the blossoming cherry orchard. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherry | 2/16/2011

    " It's brilliant! I've not only read it once, I've read it many times. Every year I read it at least once. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Teji | 12/25/2010

    " Boring torture. Reading it felt like self-injurous behavior (which I am not into) so I stopped. One of the very few books that I could not finish reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 12/21/2010

    " I really liked this edition of this amazing play (which you really have to see performed) because it has supplemental material such as details on Chekhov's revisions and a connected short story by him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katlyn | 11/27/2010

    " AHHH Chekhov. Just depressing enough, with a hint of determination and a smattering of vegetarian-esque philosophy. Hullo, new life! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mckinley | 10/6/2010

    " I liked the story even though I had to trudge through it at times. The complexities of human relationships is interestingly presented. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Coral | 9/25/2010

    " What has been deemed a "comedy" was a massive let down. The characters were bland and leaves a tasteless image of women. Weak women. "

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About the Author
Author Anton ChekhovAnton Chekhov (1860-1904) was a Russian writer best known for his plays and short stories. His works utilize simple prose and limited literary techniques to get to the heart of the characters. Humor is also a common occurrence in his works, with even his more serious pieces exhibiting humorous undertones.