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:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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