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by Anton Chekhov

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What is modern about Anton Chekhov's play The Cherry Orchard?

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In our contemporary world, we have seen land sold off to make way for housing developments.  Where our fathers and grandfathers strolled through woods or orchards, today we see gated communities or track housing.

In Chekhov, due to financial considerations, the family must sell off their prized possession, the beautiful cherry orchard.  At the end of the play, the sound of the ax and old Firs signal the end of a generation and in many ways, a world.  In today's world of economic instabilities, we watch as our landscapes...

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