The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Wife, et al by Anton Chekhov:|
farces, and in extravaganzas, and they always seemed equally sure
that they were on the right path and that they were of use. So,
as you see, the cause of the evil must be sought, not in the
actors, but, more deeply, in the art itself and in the attitude
of the whole of society to it."
This letter of mine only irritated Katya. She answered me:
"You and I are singing parts out of different operas. I wrote to
you, not of the worthy men who showed a friendly disposition to
you, but of a band of knaves who have nothing worthy about them.
They are a horde of savages who have got on the stage simply
because no one would have taken them elsewhere, and who call