Anton Chekhov. "Perks of Being a Lady..."
Short stories: "Baba", "Beauties", "Ladies", "Female happiness".
“... A woman ... does not go to war, does not rewrite papers, does not build railways, and by locking a decanter of vodka away from her husband helps reduce excise taxes. In short, she is cunning, talkative, fussy, deceitful, hypocritical, self-serving, dull, frivolous, evil ... Only one thing is cute about her, namely, that she gives birth to such sweet, graceful and terribly clever little cuties like men ... For this virtue we will forgive her all her sins. "
Anton Chekhov, the short story "On Women".
Few contemporary actors feel the literary word so subtly and know Russian literature so deeply as the People’s Artist of Russia Avantgarde Leontyev. He himself defines the genre of his theatrical literary programs as a “sounding word”. Evenings with Avantgarde Leontyev may be similar to the traditional “reading concert” in form, but in fact they are much more: it is also a conversation with an attentive and sensitive companion, offering an exciting journey into Russian literature, who knows better than others how to make the word voluminous, lively, strong and exciting, and how to discern unexpected meanings on familiar (and maybe unfamiliar - Leontyev chooses not the best known works) pages. How to make verbal literature an almost tangible reality, so fascinating that the viewer will forget about everything that was left behind the doors of the auditorium.