1. Learn more about the life of Anton Chekhov
2. To see a cult spectacle that has not been shown for many years
3. Invite friends or parents
After a 37-year break on the stage of the National Academic Theater of Russian Drama. Lesia Ukrainka again legendary performance "My mocking happiness".
The play was based on Leonid Malyugin's play of the same title, which tells of the second half of the life of the famous literary genius Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1884-1904). His first creative successes, illness, heavy spiritual solitude, heartache and, finally, death in Yalta. The foundation of the play is the surviving notes and essays by Anton Pavlovich himself, his wife Olga, sister Mary, brother Alexander, friends of the family of Lika Mizinova and writer Maxim Gorky.
"Mocking my happiness...", - the protagonist of the work (in the role of Chekhov Vyacheslav Ezepov) is quietly sad. And in these words lies the whole paradox of the existence of the great genius. Not too eventful, the writer's life is more than compensated for by the seething spiritual volcano. The author of the play, and after him the director of the play Mikhail Reznikovich, managed to create the image of an ordinary living person who knows how to love, appreciate, cry and rejoice.
"I think the main thing is in the play, that is, in the amazingly modern thoughts of Chekhov that sink into the soul of every person," director Mikhail Reznikovich shares his impressions of the production. - They are so clever, thin, piercing, confessional, truthful, paradoxical, imaginative - they are for all time. And if the artists bring them to the viewer sincerely, with their soul, mind and heart, then the spectator happily hears them, ponders his life and emotionally thanks Chekhov and the theater for the sip of moral oxygen that people always need...".