... Maxine also links to this: Crude, Gruesome, and Hateful–The Politics of Theatre Review . I don't find The Cherry Orchard as uninteresting as Maxine does Michael Cacoyannis's recent film version is worth seeing), but I prefer The Seagull. I do, however, think this review is, to put it charitably, unfortunate. It is hard to imagine that the reviewer was not suffering from some sort of historical amnesia, since it difficult to believe she could be that ignorant. I think she needs to have a chat with Martin Amis.