The same fate had befallen The Cherry Orchard, a play that was planned to be a farce (as reflected in Chekhov’s letters to his wife, Olga Knipper). In 1901, he wrote to her: “The next play that I am going to write will definitely be funny, at least by its concept” (Sochineniia 13: 478) (112-113)

From the book A Concept of Dramatic Genre and the Comedy of a New Type  by V. Ulea (2002)

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