The Bear
Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts
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Original version: 1888

The Bear

By Anton Chekhov Translated by Stephen Mulrine
Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

When Yelena Popova, a reclusive young widow in mourning for her late husband, receives a visit from the irascible Smirnov demanding payment of her husband's debts, things take a surprisingly romantic turn...

The Bear, a one-act comic play or 'vaudeville', was an instant hit when it premiered in Moscow in 1888. 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
Ivanov
Three Sisters (Chekhov/Lynn)
On the Evils of Tobacco
A Tragic Figure
Swansong
The Proposal
Chekhov's Three Sisters and Woolf's Orlando
Uncle Vanya (Drama Classics)
Three Sisters
Three Sisters (Drama Classics)
Uncle Vanya (Chekhov / McPherson)
Chekhov on Theatre
The Cherry Orchard (Drama Classic)
Three Sisters (Chekhov/Nelson)
The Wedding
The Cherry Orchard
Chekhov: Shorts
Uncle Vanya (Chekhov/Baker)
Three Sisters (Chekhov/Wright)
The Seagull
Chekhov: Four Plays
Seagull
Three Sisters
The Seagull (Drama Classics)

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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