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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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