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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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