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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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