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:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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