Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was one of the greatest writers of all time. Today he is remembered both as a brilliant playwright and one of the masters of the short story. "The Party" is a prime example of the latter.More
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A truly Beautiful Reading of Chekhov's story/
I love Chekhov and "The Party" is a truly wonderful piece of Slavic literature. I put it in my top 10
The contrast of the situation a party going on and the moment of the Heroines distress, Chekhov using this same theme in his great classic "The Cherry Orchard." In former the heroine using the situation to escape financial problem, in the Party she is escaping marital problems. It is Mankind's desire to be amused even when the situation calls for distress. The attitude of not wanting to see the train wreak coming.
There two Characters the wife and the husband, J.W. Cawthorne get into a slow rythm with this piece which is quite appropriate with the lull of a country setting. He acts out every roles and you can really tell which Charater is speaking and any given time which I guess is the difference between the British and American interpretation that I have heard. The narrator acts out each person.
The wife because of her breeding, education and background and her desire to be authentic when others are feigning feelings to put up a front.
- Johnny Williams
Great story, Poor Narration