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:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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