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:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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