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
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)

Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

Also by Anton Chekhov:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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