History Theatre / TheCherryOrchard

25th Jan '16 4:15:25 PM aye_amber
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* WillTheyOrWontThey: Expressed by most of the other characters towards Varya and Lopakhin. [[spoiler:They don't.]]

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* WillTheyOrWontThey: Expressed by most of the other characters towards Varya and Lopakhin. [[spoiler:They [[spoiler: They don't.]]
11th Mar '15 4:28:43 PM Patachou
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The play is parodied by Creator/MontyPython on ''AudioPlay/AnotherMontyPythonRecord'' with the Gumbies performing it, naturally transforming everything into one brain dead chaos.
4th Mar '15 9:17:48 AM MrUnderhill
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* WeCouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: If Ranyevskaya had let Lopakin convert ''part'' of the cherry orchard into summer cottages, the income might have been enough to save the rest of it, but her stubborn insistance on keeping the orchard exactly the way it was doomed it to complete destruction.

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* WeCouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: WeCouldHaveAvoidedAllThis: If Ranyevskaya had let Lopakin convert ''part'' of the cherry orchard into summer cottages, the income might have been enough to save the rest of it, but her stubborn insistance on keeping the orchard exactly the way it was doomed it to complete destruction.
4th Mar '15 9:16:49 AM MrUnderhill
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* WeCouldHAveAvoidedThisPlot: If Ranyevskaya had let Lopakin convert ''part'' of the cherry orchard into summer cottages, the income might have been enough to save the rest of it, but her stubborn insistance on keeping the orchard exactly the way it was doomed it to complete destruction.

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* WeCouldHAveAvoidedThisPlot: WeCouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: If Ranyevskaya had let Lopakin convert ''part'' of the cherry orchard into summer cottages, the income might have been enough to save the rest of it, but her stubborn insistance on keeping the orchard exactly the way it was doomed it to complete destruction.
4th Mar '15 9:16:30 AM MrUnderhill
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* WeCouldHAveAvoidedThisPlot: If Ranyevskaya had let Lopakin convert ''part'' of the cherry orchard into summer cottages, the income might have been enough to save the rest of it, but her stubborn insistance on keeping the orchard exactly the way it was doomed it to complete destruction.
26th Dec '13 3:50:00 AM Orihime
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** Gaev. He makes a speech about the nobleness of a book cupboard... ''with a straight face.'' That's also just the tip of the iceberg! Besides fetishizing the book cupboard, he has an unhealthy obsession with lemon drops and billiards and he provokes his nieces to to shut him up on many an occasion.

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** Gaev. He makes a speech about the nobleness of a book cupboard... ''with a straight face.'' That's also just the tip of the iceberg! Besides fetishizing the book cupboard, he has an unhealthy obsession with lemon drops and billiards and he provokes his nieces to to shut him up on many an occasion. [[spoiler: Played ''far'' more seriously when he and Lopakhin return from the auction where the former purchased the orchard, where he's seen in a quite severe HeroicBSOD state.]]



** Yepikhodov. Besides being referred to as "Catastrophy Corner" the entire play because of his clumsiness, he also frequently starts a sentence not knowing how it's going to... come to a... final... state of being.

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** Yepikhodov. Besides being referred to as "Catastrophy Corner" the entire play [[TheKlutz because of his clumsiness, clumsiness]], he also frequently starts a sentence not knowing how it's going to... come to a... final... state of being.



* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Anya, at age 17, handles the whole plot as gracefully and maturely as she can. In fact, she comforts her mother when [[spoiler: she suffers an HeroicBSOD after learning that Lopakhin has brought the orchard.]]

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* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Anya, at age 17, handles the whole plot as gracefully and maturely as she can. In fact, she fetched her mother back from Paris after [[spoiler: she attempts to kill herself]] and then comforts her mother when [[spoiler: she suffers an HeroicBSOD after learning that Lopakhin has brought the orchard.]]
24th Dec '13 2:50:44 PM Orihime
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* StaircaseTumble: One takes place in Act III. [[spoiler: After a verbal spat with Ranyevskaya, Trofimov storms off... and this happens to him.]]
24th Dec '13 2:47:01 PM Orihime
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* WhatTheHellHero: At Act IV, Anya is not happy when she learns that [[spoiler: Lopakhin wanted to start cutting down the orchard ''when the family is still in the state'']]. She calls him out and he orders for the work to be stopped.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Anya, at age 17, handles the whole plot as gracefully and maturely as she can. In fact, she comforts her mother when [[spoiler: she suffers an HeroicBSOD after learning that Lopakhin has brought the orchard.]]
24th Dec '13 2:42:38 PM Orihime
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* BrokenBird: Both Ranyevskaya and Varya.

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* BrokenBird: Both Madame Ranyevskaya and Varya.



* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: The exact reason why Madame Ranyevskaya was fetched back to Russia by Anya and Scharlotta is this.]]



* DarkAndTroubledPast: Ranyevskaya, specially due to [[spoiler: the death of oldest son Gryscha, who drowned in a river.]]

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Ranyevskaya, specially due to [[spoiler: the death of oldest son Gryscha, who drowned in a river.]]river]] and [[spoiler: her suicide attempt]]



* GenreBusting: As said above is a classic story about the first two productions: the first was very sad and melancholic (asupported by director Stanislavski), and the audience left the theater deeply moved. The second, supported by Chekhov himself? The audience was laughing so hard the walls shook. So which is it, comedy or tragedy? None can say (though WordOfGod claims comedy).

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* GenreBusting: As said above is a classic story about the first two productions: the first was very sad and melancholic (asupported (supported by director Stanislavski), and the audience left the theater deeply moved. The second, supported by Chekhov himself? The audience was laughing so hard the walls shook. So which is it, comedy or tragedy? None can say (though WordOfGod claims comedy).



* {{Tsundere}}: Varya, specially seen when she throws a tantrum and hits the door with her parasol... and then dissolves in awkward apologies as she sees that she has hit Lopakhin on the head.

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* {{Tsundere}}: Varya, specially seen when she throws a tantrum and hits the door with her parasol... and then dissolves in awkward apologies [[CrowningmomentOfFunny as she sees that she has hit Lopakhin on the head.]]
24th Dec '13 2:38:25 PM Orihime
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Creator/AntonChekhov's last play. Russian aristocrat Ranyevskaya returns, dysfunctional family in tow, to save her old estate and its magnificent cherry orchard from being forcibly auctioned off; however, she is immediately at odds with the merchant Lopakhin over his plans to chop the orchard down and convert the land to summer cottages. In the meantime, the supporting characters struggle with love, social change, and the futility of life. Things go about as well as you would expect in a Chekhov production.

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Creator/AntonChekhov's The Cherry Orchard (Вишнëвый сад or Vishnevyi sad in Russian) is the last play. play by Russian aristocrat Ranyevskaya returns, dysfunctional playwright Anton Chekhov. It opened at the Moscow Art Theatre on 17 January 1904 in a production directed by Constantin Stanislavski. Although Chekhov intended it as a comedy, and it does contain some elements of farce, Stanislavski insisted on directing the play as a tragedy. Since this initial production, directors have had to contend with the dual nature of the play.

The play concerns an aristocratic Russian woman and her
family in tow, as they return to their family estate (which includes a large and well-known cherry orchard) just before it is auctioned to pay the mortgage. While presented with options to save her old the estate, the family essentially does nothing and the play ends with the sale of the estate and its magnificent to the son of a former serf; the family leaves to the sound of the cherry orchard from being forcibly auctioned off; however, she is immediately at odds with the merchant Lopakhin over his plans to chop the orchard down and convert the land to summer cottages. In the meantime, the supporting characters struggle with love, social change, and the cut down. The story presents themes of cultural futility both the futile attempts of life. the aristocracy to maintain its status and of the bourgeoisie to find meaning in its newfound materialism. In reflecting the socio-economic forces at work in Russia at the turn of the 20th century, including the rise of the middle class after the abolition of serfdom in the mid-19th century and the sinking of the aristocracy, the play reflects forces at work around the globe in that period.


[[DownerEnding
Things go about as well as you would expect in a Chekhov production.]]



* BrokenBird: Both Ranyevskaya and Varya.



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Gaev. He makes a speech about the nobleness of a book cupboard... ''with a straight face.'' That's also just the tip of the iceberg! Besides fetishizing the book cupboard, he has an unhealthy obsession with lemon drops and billiards and he provokes his nieces to to shut him up on many an occasion.

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: {{Cloudcuckoolander}}:
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Gaev. He makes a speech about the nobleness of a book cupboard... ''with a straight face.'' That's also just the tip of the iceberg! Besides fetishizing the book cupboard, he has an unhealthy obsession with lemon drops and billiards and he provokes his nieces to to shut him up on many an occasion.



* FunPersonified: Pishchik, save the last act. Although he has a money problem, he is the life of the party. A power player in making the audience ''think'' they're watching a looney-toons style comedy, Pishchik can be counted on to keep the good times rolling.
* GenreBusting: There is a classic story about the first two productions: the first was very sad and melancholic, and the audience left the theater deeply moved. The second? The audience was laughing so hard the walls shook. So which is it, comedy or tragedy? None can say (though WordOfGod claims comedy).

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** What, no Scharlotta Ivanovna? The start of the third act has her going into quite the rant about her past as a CircusBrat...
* CherryBlossoms: Subverted: not only we don't really see the cherries themselves, but it's mentioned that the trees only bloom every two/three years
* CircusBrat: As sadi above, Scharlotta. She mentions being an acrobat in the circus her parents work at.
* DancesAndBalls: There's one towards the end. [[spoiler: Right after it's finished, Lopakhin tells Ranyevshkaya that he has purchased the orchard.]]
* FunPersonified: Pishchik, [[ShooOutTheClowns save the last act. act.]] Although he has a money problem, he is the life of the party. A power player in making the audience ''think'' they're watching a looney-toons style comedy, Pishchik can be counted on to keep the good times rolling.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Ranyevskaya, specially due to [[spoiler: the death of oldest son Gryscha, who drowned in a river.]]
* GratuitousFrench: Pishchik throws some French phrases as the ball begins.
* GenreBusting: There As said above is a classic story about the first two productions: the first was very sad and melancholic, melancholic (asupported by director Stanislavski), and the audience left the theater deeply moved. The second? second, supported by Chekhov himself? The audience was laughing so hard the walls shook. So which is it, comedy or tragedy? None can say (though WordOfGod claims comedy).comedy).
* ImpoverishedPatrician: Ranyevskaya, Gaev, Pishchik



* JerkAss: Yasha the manservant.
* LoveTriangle: Yepikhodov and Yascha have crushes on the maid Dunyasha. She leans more towards the [[spoiler: latter]].
* PluckyGirl: Anya
* OldRetainer: Firs.



* SomethingWeForgot: The play ends with the family leaving their house, accidentally locking [[spoiler:the elderly Firs]] inside.
* TheIdealist: Trofimov. Every word that comes out of his mouth drips with syrupy idealism.

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* SomethingWeForgot: The play ends with the family leaving their house, accidentally locking [[spoiler:the elderly Firs]] inside.
inside. [[spoiler: It's strongly implied that he actually ''passes away'' on a couch that remains inside.]]
* {{Tsundere}}: Varya, specially seen when she throws a tantrum and hits the door with her parasol... and then dissolves in awkward apologies as she sees that she has hit Lopakhin on the head.
* TheIdealist: Trofimov. Every word that comes out of his mouth drips with syrupy idealism. Anya, who has a huge crush on him, may have picked up on some of his ideas.
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