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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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