On the Evils of Tobacco
Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts
First Staged:
Written: 1886

On the Evils of Tobacco

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

Anton Chekhov's short play On the Evils of Tobacco is a bittersweet monologue in which a scientific lecture is hijacked by thoughts of domestic misery.

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

'Here I am giving a lecture, I look happy enough, but what I'd really like to do is shriek at the top of my lungs, or take flight to the back of beyond somewhere.'

Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

Also by Anton Chekhov:

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

Go to author page...

Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

Go to author page...

Similar Titles
A unique collection of everything that Chekhov wrote about the theatre - including newspaper articles and letters - r...
Anton Chekhov's four greatest plays in one volume - in sensitive, accurate and much-performed translations. In the Ni...
A collection of five of Anton Chekhov’s best-known short plays, in brand new English translations.
A one-act comic play about a reclusive young widow whose life takes a surprisingly romantic turn.
A comic duologue about a civil servant sweltering in Moscow coping with the incessant demands of his family from thei...
A comic duologue about a melancholy old actor perked up by memories of past glories.