Friday, 6 November 2015

The Wedding by Anton Chekhov (3/5)

First published: 1889
Original title: Свадьба
Original language: Russian
Translation to English by: Julius West
The back says: No synopsis available.

I say: I’m not sure what to say about this short play. The wedding party is promised that a general will attend the reception, and when he arrives he is drunk and talks nonsense. [Spoiler: highlight to read] After a short while it is revealed that he is not a general at all, and the person who was given 25 roubles for his hire has kept the money himself. 
It was short, not particularly funny or interesting and I feel rather indifferent to it.

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