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)

Imprint: Nick Hern Books
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)

Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

Also by Anton Chekhov:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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