The Bear:

A Classic One-Act Play

  • Directed by: Joe Bevilacqua
    Performed by: a full cast
  • Runtime: 0.5 Hours
  • Recording: Audio Theater
  • Release date: 4.1.2013
  • Publisher: Waterlogg Productions
  • Genre: Fiction/Classics
  • 0.50 hr4/1/2013Audio Theater
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4829-0997-5

In this famous one act comedy, the sorrowful and lonely widow Mrs. Popov meets the aggressive and angry Smirnov, who shows up at her house to demand money owed by her late husband. Despite this unlikely beginning, the two manage somehow to fall in love.

Written in 1888, The Bear is one of Anton Chekhov’s greatest works. The play is alternately titled The Boor.

Author Biography

Anton Chekhov (1860–1904), the author of hundreds of short stories and several plays, is regarded by many as both the greatest Russian storyteller and the father of modern drama. He described the Russian life of his time using a deceptively simple technique devoid of obtrusive literary devices, thereby becoming the prominent representative of the late nineteenth-century Russian realist school. His early stream-of-consciousness style strongly influenced the literary world, including writers such as James Joyce.

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