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:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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