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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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