"The Cherry Orchard" Blooms Again

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'The Cherry Orchard' is Russian writer Anton Chekhov's last play. To many it's his greatest. The work has been produced hundreds of numerous languages...since its Moscow premiere in 1904. Well-known contemporary playwrights such as David Mamet and Robert Brustein have adapted 'The Cherry Orchard.'

Now the Huntington Theatre is staging a new translation by Richard Nelson. WBUR's Andrea Shea explores whether the world needs one more version of this oft-told classic.

This program aired on January 12, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

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Andrea Shea is WBUR's arts reporter.