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:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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