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:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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