When Everyone Talks and No-One Listens

Author: Jim Carroll, Chairman, BBH London First Published in Hall&Partners magazine, Matters. It’s often said of the characters in Anton Chekhov’s plays that ‘everyone talks,but no one listens.’ The cast of feckless aristocrats inhabit a troubled world of melancholy, loss and ennui. They speak endlessly at each other of their dreams and disappointments, but they rarely pause to listen. Their relationships seem...