The Bear
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
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.

Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

Also by Anton Chekhov:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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