A Tragic Figure
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!'
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