The Proposal
Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts
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Original version: 1889

The Proposal

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

Ivan Vasilievich Lomov wants to propose to his neighbour's daughter, Natalya Stepanovna. The only trouble is, they're both supremely argumentative...

Written in 1888 and premiered the following year, The Proposal is subtitled 'A farce in one act', and is a brilliantly funny example of what Chekhov called his 'vaudevilles'.

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

Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

Also by Anton Chekhov:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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