The Cherry Orchard
by Anton Chekhov
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In Franny and Zooey, author J.D. Salinger references The Cherry Orchard as an incomparably beautiful work. "You may have seen 'inspired' productions, 'competent' productions, but never anything beautiful," writes Buddy. "Never one where Chekhov's talent is matched, nuance for nuance, idiosyncrasy for idiosyncrasy, by every soul onstage." Check out Franny and Zooey on Shmoop to learn more. (And read the book – it's awesome.)
A scene from The Cherry Orchard appears in the 2006 Robert DeNiro movie The Good Shepherd.
The American short story writer Raymond Carver was deeply influenced by Chekhov. Check out this essay linking the two writers.