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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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