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:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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