The Bear
Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts
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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.

Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

Also by Anton Chekhov:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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