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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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