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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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