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:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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