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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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