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Dance / Drama: The Cherry Orchard

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Melbourne Theatre Company: 'The Cherry Orchard'

Taking the nation's theatres by storm, Helpmann Award-winning director Simon Stone makes his long-awaited MTC debut with a unique adaptation of one of Chekhov's most magical and tender plays. Starring Pamela Rabe, this boldly original Australian interpretation of the Chekhov classic is not to be missed.

Duration: 2:22

Reviews of the MTC's 'The Cherry Orchard'

Reviews of performances of 'The Cherry Orchard'

The following reviews include valuable observations of Chekhov's style and themes:

Russia at the start of the 20th Century: context of the play

The following resources describe what life was like living under a Tsar (king) and an unequal social structure in the 19th and early 20th century Russia:

The National Theatre's 'The Cherry Orchard'

A collection of videos showcasing the National Theatre's 2011 London production of The Cherry Orchard. Note the director's discussion of the play's political themes in the first video below.

Video: The Cherry Orchard with Stanislavski