A Tragic Figure
Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts
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Original version: 1889

A Tragic Figure

By Anton Chekhov Translated by Stephen Mulrine
Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

Anton Chekhov's one-act play A Tragic Figure (From Country Life) is a comic duologue about a civil servant sweltering in Moscow coping with the incessant demands of his family from their summer dacha.

This English translation by Chekhov expert Stephen Mulrine is published in the collection Chekhov: Shorts.

'That's what this country life does to you... They think it's funny, but I mean, I'm alive, I've got a life, and I want to live too! This isn't some sort of farce, it's a tragedy!'

Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

Also by Anton Chekhov:

The Proposal
Three Sisters (Chekhov/Wright)
Uncle Vanya (Chekhov/Baker)
Three Sisters (Drama Classics)
Three Sisters (Chekhov/Lynn)
Ivanov
Chekhov: Shorts
Three Sisters
Seagull
Chekhov on Theatre
The Cherry Orchard (Drama Classic)
Uncle Vanya (Chekhov / McPherson)
Uncle Vanya (Drama Classics)
Chekhov's Three Sisters and Woolf's Orlando
On the Evils of Tobacco
The Bear
Three Sisters
Three Sisters (Chekhov/Nelson)
The Seagull
The Cherry Orchard
The Seagull (Drama Classics)
The Cherry Orchard
Chekhov: Four Plays
The Wedding
Swansong

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

Chekhov on Theatre
The Misanthrope
Summerfolk
The Servant of Two Masters
The Seagull (Drama Classics)
Chekhov: Four Plays
An Enemy of the People
Six Characters in Search of an Author (Drama Classics)
The Marriage of Figaro
The Cherry Orchard (Drama Classic)
Ivanov
Swansong
Chekhov: Shorts
Children of the Sun
Cinzano & Smirnova's Birthday
The Dance of Death (Drama Classic)
The Wild Duck
On the Evils of Tobacco
The Wedding
Ibsen: Three Plays
John Gabriel Borkman
Three Sisters (Drama Classics)
The Bear
The Proposal
Uncle Vanya (Drama Classics)
The Game Of Love And Chance
Ghosts (Drama Classic)
The Government Inspector

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