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Three Sisters, by RashDash, after Chekhov

Royal Exchange, Manchester.

8 & 14 May 2018.

Up go the lights. Five women doing their own thing. Dancing with a lampshade on their head, stroking a toy dog, playing the piano, conducting an imaginary orchestra or transfixed by a spinning chandelier. 707 more words

Smoking Gun Collective's "The Cherry Orchard" tries to do too much

The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov is his final play, and one of his most renowned.  It focuses on the aristocrat Ranevskaya (Corina Akeson) whose estate (which includes a large and much-loved cherry orchard) is about to be sold to pay her debts. 413 more words


Culture Up: Why?

You must drop your vanity, you are not a child … you will soon be thirty. It is time! I expect you…. We all expect you. 606 more words


Greed and Prejudice

Pushkin’s The Undertaker and Chekhov’s Rothschild’s Fiddle

Two very different stories with at least two common themes. I read these stories for the first time in university and they’ve stayed with me ever since, Pushkin’s story (one of the wonderful Belkin Tales) because of the humour and Chekhov’s story because of the melancholy. 715 more words

Russian Literature

"The Cherry Orchard" continues at Jericho Arts Centre

William B Davis’ ensemble, The Smoking Gun Collective, who brought the
thrilling J.B. Priestley An Inspector Calls last season, has another historical
drama for you. This time we go to Russia, 1904, to Chekhov’s magnificent… 446 more words


The Cherry Orchard

Royal Exchange, Manchester.

24 & 30 April

Although Rory Mullarkey’s sparkling translation of The Cherry Orchard is quite clearly a labour of love, he has no qualms about describing Chekhov’s final play as “weird”. 788 more words

Three Sisters

Royal Exchange Theatre

By Rashdash

After Chekhov

Three Sisters is the latest show from multi-award winning Rashdash and is co-produced with the Royal Exchange Theatre with whom they are Associate Artists. 833 more words

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