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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:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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