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:

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

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

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

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