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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:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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