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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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