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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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