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:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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