(Alfred Hickling’s article appeared in the Guardian, 10/22.)

Chekhov insisted that his final play was a comedy; its original director, Konstantin Stanislavski, begged to differ. Though far too mercurial to be labelled tragedy or comedy, Tom Stoppard's English version – first produced by the Bridge Project at the Old Vic last year – suggests that it is all a question of perspective.

Via http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2010/oct/22/the-cherry-orchard-review

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