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:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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