: James N. Loehlin
Cambridge University Press
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The original production of The Cherry
Orchard, directed by Constantin
Stanislavsky, with Chekhov's wife Olga Knipper as Ranevskaya,
wasoneofthemostinfluentialproductionsofanyplayin the history of world theatre.
Nonetheless, its author was never happy with it: “Stanislavsky has ruined my play
,” he famously complained.1 The production was fraught with conflict from the
beginning, even before the play was completed. Apart from the vexed question of
the play's tone – Chekhov ...