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)

Imprint: Nick Hern Books
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)

Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

Also by Anton Chekhov:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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