The Proposal
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
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.

Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

Also by Anton Chekhov:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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