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The Cherry orchard. Part 2, Comedy or tragedy?

Author: Norris HoughtonMaureen StapletonDonald MoffatFrances SternhagenAnton Pavlovich ChekhovAll authors
Publisher: Chicago, IL : The Corporation, [198-?]
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses why one of the greatest directors of drama could view the Cherry orchard as a tragedy, while the author labeled it a comedy. Shows how Chekhov dramatizes interior action and points out what is meant by the subtext of Chekhov's plays.
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Named Person: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov; Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Norris Houghton; Maureen Stapleton; Donald Moffat; Frances Sternhagen; Anton Pavlovich Chekhov; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation.
OCLC Number: 19027355
Notes: "A film from the Drama Section of the EBE Humanities Program."
Originally released in 1967.
Credits: Director of photography, Joseph Brun ; editor, Robert Johnson ; music, Ezra Laderman, Filmsounds.
Performer(s): Host, Norris Houghton ; cast, Maureen Stapleton, Donald Moffat, Frances Sternhagen.
Description: 1 videocassette (VHS) (22 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. + 1 guide
Other Titles: Cherry orchard, comedy or tragedy?
Responsibility: produced by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation ; produced and directed by John Barnes.

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Discusses why one of the greatest directors of drama could view the Cherry orchard as a tragedy, while the author labeled it a comedy. Shows how Chekhov dramatizes interior action and points out what is meant by the subtext of Chekhov's plays.

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