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:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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