Characters

Semyon
Semyon

a suicidal fellow

Masha
Masha

his wife

Serafima
Serafima

Masha's mother

Alexander
Alexander

the man upstairs

Margarita
Margarita

Alexander's mistress

Yegor
Yegor

the spy in the attic

Aristarkh
Aristarkh

a visiting intellectual

Kleopatra
Kleopatra

a visiting romantic

Fr. Yelpidy
Fr. Yelpidy

a visiting priest

Viktor
Viktor

a visiting poet