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)

Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts
First Staged:
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)

Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

Also by Anton Chekhov:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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