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:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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