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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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