Anya’s governess Charlotte is a quirky woman of few words. She carries a gun and performs parlor tricks such as card tricks, ventriloquism, and illusions; despite her ability to brighten a room, though, Charlotte harbors a great inner sadness. The orphaned daughter of circus performers, Charlotte is stateless, and doesn’t know where she was born or how old she really is. As a servant whose life is dedicated to the well-being of others, she has no one to talk to about her own problems and must instead focus on keeping everyone else around her happy and comfortable.
Charlotte Ivanovna Character Timeline in The Cherry Orchard
The timeline below shows where the character Charlotte Ivanovna appears in The Cherry Orchard. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.