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:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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