The Bear

Professor Maia Kipp, a native Russian and Chekhov scholar, speaks the place and people names from the play. For instruction in a Russian accent of English, see Paul Meier’s Website.


(Dedicated) to N.N. Solovtsov

Recorded by Professor Maia Kipp, edited by Paul Meier, November 3, 2007; a revision of an earlier file made March 27, 2001. Running time 00:00:46.

Characters
Yelena Ivanovna Popova
Grigory Stepanovich Smirnov
Luka

Other names, to which the characters refer in the play
Nikolay Mikhaylovich
Korchagins
Vlasovs
Gruzdev
Yaroshevich
Kuritsyn
Mazutov
Tamara
Dasha
Pelageya

Geographic names
Ryblovo

Horses’ names
Tobie
Velikan