The Proposal is a play by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov  (1860-1904). Also known in English as A Marriage Proposal. (Russian title: Предложение). It is a one-act farce written in 1888-1889 and first performed in 1890. Performed widely and often internationally.
The original text
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1970: Ouers-Vra was presented by KRUIK at the Hofmeyr Theatre in a double bill with Moeder Hanna opening 7 April 1970. Siegfried Mynhardt directed and the cast were Percy Sieff, Sandra Kotzé and Cobus Rossouw. Stage manager Mavis Lilenstein, decor and lighting by Pieter de Swardt, costumes designed by Elaine Aucamp.
2013: Performed in tandem with The Bear from 22 to 26 August, 1 to 12 September at the Intimate Theatre, Cape Town, by The Mechanicals, as part of their Chekhov Season, which also included The Cherry Orchard (6 to 17 August and 27 to 31 August).
Bosman, 1928: pp
Inskip, 1972. pp.127, 153.
Theatre programme (CAPAB) 1970.
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