....a small contribute to oreok`s university..
oreok:THIS AUTHOR (OR RATHER A TEXT OF HIM) APPEARED AT SOME POINT IN BN BUT I DON'T QUITE REMEMBER WHERE... (IF ANYONE OF YOU DOES, PLEASE TELL US / ME) WE MENTIONED HIM AT THE GREEK FORUM.
ALEXANDER SERGUEEVICH GRIBOYEDOV (1795 – 1829)
mentioned by anna while choosing what was she going to read at the audition in theatre(she has just come to Petersburg, left Vladimir, but dreaming of him of course, and the imagination is so vivid that she actually sees Vladimir, and has a dialog with him)
no doubt you know that scene!!!! it is kinda romantic
I actually found the exact dialog
that Anna and Vladimir were having in that bn episode,….the dialog from A.S. Griboyedov`s most significant play called Горе от ума
translated as "The Woes of Wit" or "Wit Works Woe'
„...the hero of the piece is Chatsky, the ironical satirist, just returned from western Europe, who exposes and ridicules the weaknesses of the rest, his words echoing the democratic, constitutional aspirations of the young generation of 1820
His disappointment in Sofya is perfectly candid and real: how could a girl who had shared in his laughter at the world have come to prefer the poker-faced, obsequious little clerk Molchalin? His gradual disillusionment is the real action of the play.
Those who have played him, on the other hand, are more likely to compare him to Hamlet, a character with his own propensity to unnecessary self-expression, who has likewise been both an enigma to critics and a challenge to actors."
The dialog is between Chatsky and the girl he is in love with,Sofia.
(and the blue part was used in BN)
ACT III ,Scene 1
Chatsky, then Sofia.
I'll wait till she confides to me.
Whom does she care for? Molchalin! Skalozub! Who is it?
Molchalin used to be so stupid,
A miserable creature, it was plain to see.
He hasn't grown any wiser. And the other one
Is rough and hoarse, a husky man.
A constellaton of mazurkas and manouvres. Love
Is doomed to play the blind man's bluff.
Oh, are you here? I'm very glad.
I wished it so.
It is too bad.
It isn't me you were looking for, is it?
I didn't look for you.
Maybe, it isn't fit
That I should ask you. Tell me, be so kind,
Whom do you love?
Good heavens! All mankind.
And whom do you prefer?
Well, there are relatives...
You love me most of all!
Some of them, that is.
What do I hope for, when all is done?
I'm prepared to kill myself while she's having fun.
Shall I be frank with you?
It's not polite to laugh at everyone.
You always have a ready tongue
When people don't behave the way you do.
I'm a funny man, you mean to say?
You're menacing. You look and talk that way.
You have a lot of other negatives like that,
Self criticism wouldn't do you bad.
I'm queer! All men are queer as rule.
He isn't queer who's like a fool.
Molchalin, for example...
Well, it isn't new to me;
You make no bones about pouring out your acidity.
I hate to bother you. I'll leave.
(holding her back)
For once I'll make believe.
Let's drop it. Arguments aside!
I left that first part due to some very interesting sentences spoken by Chatsky, that really reminded me of Vladimir`s character –like that self-confident sentence: ”you love me most of all”