Bentley, Eric
November 1955
New Republic;11/21/55, Vol. 133 Issue 21, p30
Entertainment Review
The article focuses on the theatrical production "Cherry Orchard" by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, translated by Stark Young. The fact that "Cherry Orchard" is famous indicates that it has made easier contact with the public, which takes from an author what it craves and leaves the rest alone. Chekhov survives in journalistic criticism as the founder of a type of drama in which "nothing happens" and little people drift in and out remarking that their lives are empty, drama in which plot has been replaced by mood, and chiefly a mood of nostalgia and defeat.


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