A Tragic Figure
Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts
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Original version: 1889

A Tragic Figure

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

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!'

Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

Also by Anton Chekhov:

Chekhov: Shorts
Seagull
The Proposal
Three Sisters
The Bear
Three Sisters
The Seagull
Chekhov on Theatre
The Cherry Orchard
Three Sisters
Three Sisters
The Cherry Orchard
Uncle Vanya
Ivanov
The Seagull
Ivanov
The Wedding
Three Sisters
Uncle Vanya
The Cherry Orchard
Swansong
Chekhov's Three Sisters and Woolf's Orlando
Uncle Vanya
Three Sisters
Chekhov: Four Plays
On the Evils of Tobacco

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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