On the Evils of Tobacco
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.'
Staging:Minimal (the stage of a small-town social club)
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