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:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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