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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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