the king and the whole
What do you do when you have spleen, a bad mood or life just seems gray and monotonous? And if the window is a gloomy sky, overcast, snowstorm or tiresome rain in the morning? I would like to climb onto the sofa with my legs, wrap myself up more comfortably, and … follow the advice of Alexander Sergeyevich: As black thoughts come to you, Uncork the champagne bottle. Or scrolls “The Marriage of Figaro.” Champagne can be excluded, but “Crazy Day or The Marriage of Figaro” can be not only counted, but also watched! The best time for this is right now, because January 24 marks the 290th anniversary of the birth of the author of the immortal comedy, Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais.
Pierre-Augustin, the son of watchmakers, a master who possessed not only excellent hearing, but also oratorical skills can be reckoned not only cheerful, but also extremely resourceful. Judge for yourself: having chosen the field of his father at first, thanks to his many talents, Beaumarchais was able not only to be accepted in high society, but also to the court of King Louis XV, where he taught his daughters to play the harp, twice married rich widows and made friendship with a banker, who brought he is in considerable condition. Continue reading