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The mischievous stories of V. Yu. Dragunsky have become classics of children's prose. It was read with pleasure in Soviet times and is read with pleasure now. The works are not only funny, kind, but also instructive. One of them is Dragunsky's story "Chicken broth", with a summary and heroes of which you will meet in this article.
About the author
Viktor Dragunsky was born into a family of emigrants from Belarus in 1913 in New York. Six months after his birth, the family left for Gomel, where Viktor Yuzefovich spent his childhood. His father died when his son was four years old. The stepfather of the future writer was an actor in the vaudeville theater and had a great influence on the boy. Together with his parents, Viktor Yuzefovich often moved, absorbing the spirit of creativity behind the scenes.
In 1924, brother Leonid was born, the family settled in Moscow. In the late 1920s, his stepfather became the director of the Trilling Theater and emigrated to the United States. Dragunsky visited the Theater Workshops in Moscow,studied for five years and entered the Theater of Transport. For some time, the future author of "Deniska's Tales" and "Chicken Soup" Dragunsky was a circus worker and served in the Theater of Satire, but he always attracted literary activity - he wrote feuilletons and humoresques, skits and circus clowning.
In 1940, his creations were first published. Due to poor he alth, Viktor Yuzefovich was not taken to the front, he defended the country in the militia, in 1943 his brother died near Kaluga.
In 1945, Dragunsky was invited to the Film Actor Studio, in 1947 the film "The Russian Question" was released with his participation. As an aspiring actor, he did not count on permanent roles and created the Blue Bird Parody Theater in 1948. Famous actors R. Bykov, E. Morgunov, Ya. Kostyukovsky and others joined his troupe. For many productions, Viktor Yuzefovich wrote songs himself, one of them entered the repertoire of L. Utesov. The "Blue Bird" was famous in Moscow and they were invited to Mosestrada. The theater collapsed in 1958. Dragunsky collected the humoresques written for all the time in the collection "Iron Character", which was published in 1960.
Popularity came with "Deniska Stories", published in 1966. The collection also includes Dragunsky's story "Chicken broth". At the same time, Dragunsky pleased young readers with another book - "The Dog Thief". The works of Dragunsky were published in millions of copies, the instructive stories of Viktor Yuzefovich found their wayto a child's heart.
The prototype of funny stories about Korablev was the son of the writer Denis and, as the author himself said, many of the stories are taken from real life. Dragunsky's works have been repeatedly screened, based on them the films "The Girl on the Ball", "Captain" and, of course, "The Adventures of Denis Korablev" with instructive stories, including "Chicken Broth".
At the center of all the works of the collection are Denis, his family and friend Mishka. With the main character of these funny, but instructive stories, ridiculous and funny situations constantly occur. Deniska does not make any effort to this and tries to fix everything. Mishka's friend helps to get out of trouble. Denis gets to know the world and people, and every story teaches him something. All his adventures end well, and he remains a cheerful, cheerful boy.
Creativity and personal life
In the mid-30s, the writer got married. His son Leonid also became a writer. In the second marriage with A. Semichastnaya, a son, Denis, and a daughter, Ksenia, were born. The prototype of the protagonist of Dragunsky's story "Chicken broth" - son Denis - became a philologist and writer, Ksenia became famous as a playwright and children's writer. Viktor Yuzefovich died of illness, in his sixtieth year of life in Moscow. In 1990, his widow published a collection of Dragunsky's poems.
Peru Viktor Yuzefovich owns the story "He Fell on the Grass" and "Today and Daily", the stories "Distant Shura", "A Real Poet", "For Memory", "Old Women", "Magic Power of Art". He becamescreenwriter of the films "The Girl on the Ball", "Deniska's Stories", "Magic Power", "Funny Stories", "The Big Wick", "The Clown". Denis Korableva.
Dragunsky wrote the script for the comedy "Magic Power of Art", which starred such famous actors as N. Urgant, A. Raikin, N. Trofimov. On the basis of his story "The Clown", a melodrama was released with the participation of N. Varley, A. Marchevsky, R. Bykova. For adult readers, he created two stories about the war and about the life of circus artists.
Easy as hell
The heroes of the unpretentious story of the Dragoon "Chicken broth" - Deniska and his parents. Denis was sitting at the table and drawing when his mother brought a bony and bluish chicken with a huge red scallop from the store and hung it out the window. When she was going to work, she ordered her son that if his father came home from work before her, he would cook dinner. Returning from work, the father asked: "What do we have and lunch?" and heard from Denis my mother's order: "Cook chicken for dinner."
"Nonsense!" - he said and began to tell his son how many nutritious dishes can be prepared from chicken. This is what they are doing now! It's easy to make chicken broth. Victor Dragunsky juicy describes the dishes that Deniskin's dad was going to cook. In anticipation of a delicious dinner, the hero of the story “even had sparkling eyes,” he confidently set to work and called his son: “Help!”
Deniska asked what he should do? To which dad told him to cut the hairs off the chicken, since he didn’t really want to eat “shaggy broth”. The boy tried very hard, but the hairs did not give in. The father slapped his forehead: "We must singe them!" He said to Denis: "Finish the haircut and follow me." They lit a gas burner and began to "burn the chicken on fire" in the hope that the chicken would be "clean and white." It was not there - the bird became charred and black.
Denis suggested that she should be washed because she was sooty. But the chicken was not washed. Denis had to take soap and a brush. The soapy chicken jumped out of Denis's hands and flew behind the closet. Father and son long and painfully got the elusive chicken. They washed it thoroughly, placed it in a pot of water and put it on fire. At that very moment, my mother came in and saw the dilapidated kitchen: "What's going on?" Hearing in response that her men were cooking chicken, she sighed, put on an apron and began to gut the chicken.
Viktor Dragunsky's story "Chicken Soup" teaches that one should not take on an unfamiliar business without prior preparation. The heroes of the story were sure that cooking the broth was “easier than ever” and did not bother to learn how to cook the chicken properly. High conceit and boasting will not lead to anything good. You need to consult with knowledgeable people so that you do not have to redo everything. There are some things that cannot be fixed. The main idea in“Chicken broth” of Dragunsky - there is nothing to be ashamed of if you don’t know something and you are looking for advice from more experienced people. It's important to admit this to yourself, and it's never too late to learn.
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