A Tragic Figure

Cast: 2m

Staging: Single interior (a study in a St Petersburg apartment)

Amateur rights performance fee: £30 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts
First Staged:
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!'

Cast: 2m

Staging:Single interior (a study in a St Petersburg apartment)

Amateur rights performance fee: £30 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

Also by Anton Chekhov:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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