The Bear

Cast: 1f 2m plus optional extras

Staging: Single interior (drawing room of a country house)

Amateur rights performance fee: £45 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts
First Staged:
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.

Cast: 1f 2m plus optional extras

Staging:Single interior (drawing room of a country house)

Amateur rights performance fee: £45 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

Also by Anton Chekhov:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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