On the Evils of Tobacco
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts
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Written: 1886

On the Evils of Tobacco

By Anton Chekhov Translated by Stephen Mulrine
Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

Anton Chekhov's short play On the Evils of Tobacco is a bittersweet monologue in which a scientific lecture is hijacked by thoughts of domestic misery.

This translation by Chekhov expert Stephen Mulrine is published in the collection Chekhov: Shorts.

'Here I am giving a lecture, I look happy enough, but what I'd really like to do is shriek at the top of my lungs, or take flight to the back of beyond somewhere.'

Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

Also by Anton Chekhov:

Three Sisters (Drama Classics)
Three Sisters (Almeida Theatre version)
Chekhov on Theatre
Chekhov: Shorts
The Seagull (Drama Classics)
Seagull
The Wedding
Uncle Vanya
The Cherry Orchard
Chekhov's Three Sisters and Woolf's Orlando
Three Sisters (National Theatre version)
Three Sisters
The Cherry Orchard
Three Sisters
The Bear
Uncle Vanya
The Seagull
Chekhov: Four Plays
Ivanov
Uncle Vanya (Drama Classics)
A Tragic Figure
The Cherry Orchard
The Proposal
Swansong

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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