Question by : When was The Cherry Orchard, by Anton Chekhov, set?
I know when it was written, but when was it set?
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Answer by Stephen
The play begins just after the turn of the 20th Century. The play as a whole spans quite a lot of time (as do other Chekhov plays – Uncle Vanya for instance) and ends sometime in september. ACT 2 takes place mid-summer, ACT 3 begins in August, ACT 4 is “Several weeks later.”
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