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:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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