The Theater: Old Play in Manhattan, Feb. 7, 1944

The Cherry Orchard (translated from the Russian of Anton Chekhov by Irina Skariatina; produced by Carly Wharton and Margaret Webster) is usually considered Chekhov's masterpiece. To some people it may seem, with the passage of time, to have rather more aura than substance, to offer only a picture of impotent wills where Chekhov's The Three Sisters makes a drama of them. But certainly, with its gallery of weak, foolish, charming aristocrats, The Cherry Orchard has a fragrance and touching gaiety to be found in no other Chekhov play

Little happens. Frivolous, warmhearted...

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