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4.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 5 4.25 (8 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anton Chekhov Narrator: Mr. Joe Bevilacqua, Cathi Tully, Bob Miller, William Duff-Griffin Publisher: Waterlogg Productions Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2011 ISBN:
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The Bear, the classic one-act play by Anton Chekhov, produced, directed, and adapted by Joe Bevilacqua.

Written in 1900, The Bear is one of the great works of Anton Chekhov, about the strange beginnings of love between the recently widowed Mrs. Popov and Grigory Stepanovich Smirnov. In Russian the word for bear which has two meanings: an animal or a rather rude, clumsy, awkward man. The play is alternately titled The Boor.

The fine cast includes Cathi Tully, Bob Miller, and William Duff-Griffin.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doug | 3/23/2011

    " I just read "The bear". It was funny and unexpected compared to what I have read by Chekhov previously. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chad | 2/1/2011

    " A great, modern, American translation of Chekov. Loved his translation of Seagull, currently working on Uncle Vanya. Keeps the heart of Chekov alive while making the text more accessible than many of the dry, melancholy, British translations. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sherry | 1/13/2011

    " I read The Seagull from this book. Supposedly this is a wonderful translation, and has great notes in the back to help understanding. I look forward to reading the other plays in this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa | 12/11/2010

    " Best Translation into English of Chekhov EVER "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison | 5/4/2010

    " According to my Russian acting teacher, this translation is actually total shit. Oops. I really liked it. I'm off to read the Senelick version now. I'm still rating this book four stars, because I really enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam | 4/3/2010

    " I love Paul Schmidt's translation - it's very engaging and approachable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/7/2010

    " His characters are always worth your time "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ujaala | 9/8/2009

    " My all time favourite is 'Three Sisters' a naturalistic play about the decay of the privileged class in Russia and the search for meaning in the modern world "

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About the Author
Author Anton Chekhov

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.