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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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