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:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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