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:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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