On the Evils of Tobacco
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.'

Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

Also by Anton Chekhov:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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