The Proposal
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.

Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

Also by Anton Chekhov:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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