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:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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