The Proposal

Cast: 1f 2m

Staging: Single interior (drawing room of a country house)

Amateur rights performance fee: £30 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts
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Original version: 1889

The Proposal

By Anton Chekhov Translated by Stephen Mulrine
Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

Ivan Vasilievich Lomov wants to propose to his neighbour's daughter, Natalya Stepanovna. The only trouble is, they're both supremely argumentative...

Written in 1888 and premiered the following year, The Proposal is subtitled 'A farce in one act', and is a brilliantly funny example of what Chekhov called his 'vaudevilles'.

This translation by Chekhov expert Stephen Mulrine is published in the collection Chekhov: Shorts.

Cast: 1f 2m

Staging:Single interior (drawing room of a country house)

Amateur rights performance fee: £30 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

Also by Anton Chekhov:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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