I decided to write this blog post to promote my new short script. It is based on one of Chekhov’s short stories. “A Happy Man” is one of Anton Chekhov’s lighter stories. It is a lighthearted story of a man who drops his wife off at the train to begin their honeymoon, then gets off the train to get a drink. Why drink one when two are available, he reasons, and quickly downs a second. In his tipsy state, he seeks to be reunited with his new bride. Unfortunately, he travels up and down the train only to discover that he has boarded a train heading in the wrong direction.
The poor protagonist. He has been expounding on happiness, which he himself created for himself, he avers. Weeping and sorrow ensues, until some friendly travelers give him the money to travel back to catch up with his wife.
Lovers of Chekhov will enjoy this short adaptation, which strives to maintain the theme and the characterization of the happy/unhappy husband. Writers will appreciate the difficulty in maintaining the theme, while updating the storyline.
Take a look at the adapted work and see what you think. I value your input. Is the character true to form? Does the story keep its essentials, while setting it in modern times? Read the adaptation at www.CharTierney.com #AntonChekhov #Chekhov #WritersLife #ShortScripts
Writer, lover of fantasy, lover of God