The Proposal

Anton Chekhov (1860 - 1904)
Translated by Julius West (1891 - 1918)

The Proposal is a one act comic farce by Anton Chekhov. In Chekhov's Russia, marriage was a means of economic stability for most people. They married to gain wealth and possessions. In this play, the concept of marriage is being satirized to show the real purpose of marriage - materialistic gain rather than true love. (Summary with reference to Wikipedia)

Stepan Stepanovich Chubukov - read by John Eddings
Natalya Stepanovna - read by Ruth Golding
Ivan Vassilevitch Lomov - read by Simon Larois
Stage directions - read by Philippa

Audio edited by Ruth Golding

Genre(s): Satire

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Proposal Group 00:31:47