|aBased on the play Vishnyovyy sad by Anton Chekhov.
|aIncludes special features.
|aThe cherry orchard (1962) / directed by Michel Saint-Denis ; directed for television by Michael Elliot ; adapted for television by Norman James -- The cherry orchard (1981) / produced by Ann Scott ; directed by Richard Eyre.
|aDisc 1. 1962 version: director, Michel Saint-Denis; music, Brian Priestman -- Disc 2. 1981 version: director, Richard Eyre; music, Nick Bicat.
|a1962 cast: Peggy Ashcroft, John Gielgud, Dorothy Tutin ; 1981 cast: Judi Dench, Bill Paterson, Anton Lessor.
|aSet in late nineteenth-century Russia, a Russian aristocrat returns home after a long absence and learns her family fortune has been squandered and she may have to sell her mansion and the beloved cherry orchard.
|aSoundtrack in English; closed-captioned.
|aChekhov, Anton Pavlovich,|d1860-1904.|tVishnyovyy sad.