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:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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