On the Evils of Tobacco

Cast: 1m

Staging: Minimal (the stage of a small-town social club)

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

Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts
First Staged:
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.'

Cast: 1m

Staging:Minimal (the stage of a small-town social club)

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

Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

Also by Anton Chekhov:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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