The Bear

Cast: 1f 2m plus optional extras

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

Amateur rights performance fee: £30 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: £30 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

Also by Anton Chekhov:

The Wedding
Three Sisters (Chekhov/Lynn)
Three Sisters (Drama Classics)
Seagull
Three Sisters
Uncle Vanya (Chekhov / McPherson)
Three Sisters (Chekhov/Wright)
Chekhov: Four Plays
Uncle Vanya (Drama Classics)
Ivanov
Chekhov: Shorts
The Seagull (Drama Classics)
The Seagull
The Proposal
A Tragic Figure
Three Sisters
Uncle Vanya (Chekhov/Baker)
Swansong
The Cherry Orchard (Drama Classic)
The Cherry Orchard
Three Sisters (Chekhov/Nelson)
The Cherry Orchard
On the Evils of Tobacco
Chekhov on Theatre
Chekhov's Three Sisters and Woolf's Orlando

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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