The Bear

  • by Anton Chekhov
  • Narrated by Joe Bevilacqua, Cathi Tully, Bob Miller, William Duff-Griffin
  • 0 hrs and 29 mins
  • original_recording Audiobook

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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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What the Critics Say

"This is one of Chekhov's very short plays, an unquestionable comedy, as opposed to the author's full length dramas which he considered comedies, but which are certainly of a more serious ilk. The Bear condenses so much of human nature into this short, comical, bizarre, and ultimately triumphant act. Chekhov demonstrates how close (at times) is the relationship between anger and passion, and how strange and wonderful is the human condition." (Jack Coulehan, Annotated Nine Plays of Chekhov, Grosset & Dunlap)

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funny story. Bad delivery.

very funny and easy story.
the delivery was a bit annoying as they seemed to not understand the characters and made the story a lot less funny than it should be.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-05-2011
  • Publisher: Joe Bevilacqua, Waterlogg Productions