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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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