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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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