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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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