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:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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