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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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