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Yesss... it certainly is...though bit bleak for most of us.

We tend to struggle with Chekhov’s “the Seagull.”"

Depression, unrequited love, unrealistic expectation, over dramatisation, obsession with death, jealous rage, unhealthy focus on suicide/self destruction, casual destruction of beauty, drunken destruction...just destruction. The futility of life, lack of commitment, alienation and loneliness.

A play, within a play, within a play, like some brooding Matryoshka doll, a world of drama. Influenced by existentialism, showing how every individual must find a way of filling their individual empty voids in their lives to try and live a ‘happy' life.

A slightly grim ‘comedy’ in seeing how people can rub each other the wrong way causing so many ‘hilarious’ conflicts, and end up failing one another!!!

And now...Будем здоровы!!
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In fact, it is Chehovs answer (and may be even parody) on Shakespear's 'Hamlet'. Masha Shamraeva as a 'Hamlet in a skirt'. Without understanding of Russian understanding of Hamlet you can't understand "The Seagull".
But of course...Shakespeare is a big Russian favourite...??


Is he??

Let me begin understanding that. To begin
 

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But of course...Shakespeare is a big Russian favourite...?

Is he??
Yes, he is. And what is more important, he was even more popular in XIX century, when "The Seagull" was written.

Let me begin understanding that. To begin
You can start with Russian adaptation of Hamlet of 1964 (English subtitles aviable).
 
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Yes, he is. And what is more important, he was even more popular in XIX century, when "The Seagull" was written.


You can start with Russian adaptation of Hamlet of 1964 (English subtitles aviable).
You can be a right pain in the ass most times, but occasionally you come out with some real interesting gems of knowledge such as this one about Chekhov and the Russian interest in Shakespeare. Well done.

Here's something of interest about Chekhov which I turned up with a quick Google search once I knew what to look for.
Iconicity: Mark Sokolyansky: Shakespearean Themes and Motifs in Anton Chekhov's Works
Anton Chekhov was living and working in the time of fin de siècle, when the deep interest in Shakespeare had already more than century-long history in Russia. (*2) To a certain extent, he inherited this interest from his predecessors in Russian literature, whose critical judgements on Shakespeare - as, for instance, Ivan Turgenev's essay "Hamlet and Don Quixote", - impressed him very much at the dawn of his literary career. Chekhov was reading Shakespeare closely. In the memorial fund of Chekhov's museum in Yalta an interesting book from the writer's personal library has been kept: that is "Hamlet. Prince of Denmark, translated into Russian by Nikolaj Polevoy", with Chekhov's marks made by many-coloured (sic!) pencils. (*3) He also bought and subscribed several other editions of Shakespeare in Russian, and some Russian books on Shakespeare. However, his reading is not the most important point. Even against the common background of the 19th-century Russian literature with its heightened interest in Shakespeare, Chekhov stands out by his use of Shakespearean motifs and themes in numerous works, since the earlier feuilletons till the last play.

(...)

The Seagull is the most Shakespearean play by Chekhov. The names of three writers are mentioned in this drama - of Shakespeare, Turgenev and Maupassant; Shakespeare's name and lines are most frequently recalled and Shakespearean quotations in "The Seagull" are quite significant.
 

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You can be a right pain in the ass most times, but occasionally you come out with some real interesting gems of knowledge such as this one about Chekhov and the Russian interest in Shakespeare. Well done.
Looks like Google dont know your interests, or you have no seriouse interest in Russian cultural life. Right now Google is insistlenty advertising to me the musical show "Romeo and Juliette" (on French language) that will be presented in Kremlin at 13 March.
 
If Russian interference of American GPS means that inferior system brings down a civilian aircraft full of innocent civilians, then they'll be perfectly correct to point out that if evil west wasn't on same planet and had let western countries use peaceful Soviet Russian system or if GPS wasn't hacked by CIA to blame Russia people would not demand Russia say sorry and insist they have that on their conscience.

Oh, hang on...

Edited to reflect subsequent Russian press release detailing Russian version of events (and subsequent releases giving all correct facts and subsequent ines giving different set of absolutely correct facts ) and 118 and co conspiraloons faithful repetition because its all the Jooz really
 

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Looks like Google dont know your interests, or you have no seriouse interest in Russian cultural life. Right now Google is insistlenty advertising to me the musical show "Romeo and Juliette" (on French language) that will be presented in Kremlin at 13 March.
 

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If Russian interference of GPS brings down a civilian aircraft full of innocent civilians, then they'll be sorry and have that on their conscience.

Oh, hang on...
It will be "tragic, but understandable accident" as Reagan said.
If greedy Westies don't buy GLONASS system - it is their own problem. Cheapest is the dearest, you know. And yes, if you guys want to make unfrindly actions near Russian border - be sure, there can be some unpleasant consequences.
 
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It will be "tragic, but understandable accident" as Reagan said.
If greedy Westies don't buy GLONASS system - it is their own problem. Cheapest is the dearest, you know. And yes, if you guys want to make unfrindly actions near Russian border - be sure, there can be some unpleasant consequences.
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You are a clown, and Putin is your King.
 

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It will be "tragic, but understandable accident" as Reagan said.
If greedy Westies don't buy GLONASS system - it is their own problem. Cheapest is the dearest, you know. And yes, if you guys want to make unfrindly actions near Russian border - be sure, there can be some unpleasant consequences.
 
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It will be "tragic, but understandable accident" as Reagan said.
If greedy Westies don't buy GLONASS system - it is their own problem. Cheapest is the dearest, you know. And yes, if you guys want to make unfrindly actions near Russian border - be sure, there can be some unpleasant consequences.
What did I say -I knew it would come out with "its the airlines fault for not having a system the Russians wont interfere with".

In other news if your daughter had a good Russian boyfriend she wouldn't have been gang raped by the red army - so its her fault
 

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Just for lulz:


That's one small flight for a helicopter, but a giant leap for Britkind.
Don't say them about Mi-8-AMTSh-VA.
 
UK's Prince Harry visits marines in the Arctic on Valentine's Day | Reuters
Harry’s up in the Arctic with the Joint Helicopter Comd
“This is the first time His Royal Highness has visited Joint Helicopter Command since becoming Captain General and it is great that he is doing the visit while we’re in Norway,” said Warrant Officer 1st Class Adrian Shepherd, who has served with force for 27 years.

“It is good for the people out here to see their hard work recognized during a significant year for the exercise,” he added.
 

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