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)

Imprint: Nick Hern Books
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)

Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

Also by Anton Chekhov:

Chekhov on Theatre
Three Sisters (Drama Classics)
Ivanov
Seagull
The Proposal
Three Sisters
The Cherry Orchard
The Wedding
Three Sisters (Almeida Theatre version)
Three Sisters
The Cherry Orchard
Chekhov: Shorts
The Seagull (Drama Classics)
Three Sisters (National Theatre version)
The Seagull
Uncle Vanya
A Tragic Figure
Swansong
The Cherry Orchard
Chekhov: Four Plays
Uncle Vanya
Uncle Vanya (Drama Classics)
Chekhov's Three Sisters and Woolf's Orlando
The Bear

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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