An aging actress named Irina Arkidana pays summer visits to her brother Pjotr Nikolayevich Sorin and her son Konstantin on a country estate. On one occasion, she brings Trigorin, a successful novelist, with her. Nina, a free and innocent girl on a neighboring estate, falls in love with Boris Trigorin. As Trigorin lightly consumes and rejects Nina, so the actress all her life has consumed and rejected her son, who loves Nina. The victims are destroyed while the sophisticates continue on their way.
Once there was a girl who lived carefree and happy like a sea gull; until a man chanced along and having nothing better to do - destroyed her.
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[Speaking to his uncle, Pjotr Nikolayevich
She knows very well that the theater as it is means *nothing* to me. She ADORES it! She sees herself serving humanity. She thinks of the theater as some kind of sacred art. Well, as far as I'm concerned, the theater as it is today is dead. A mere convention.
Waltz No.2 in B Minor, Op.69
Music by Frédéric Chopin See more