The Bear by Anton Chekhov (REVIEW)

A Critic’s Meta-Review: 5/5

The Bear by Anton Chekhov (REVIEW)

They call this thing a “joke in one act” and, after just now reading it, I can see why. The entire time I am sitting here scanning each line in anticipation, with each piece of dialogue pitter-pattering off of the previous one in this scurrying set of dominoes that kept taking turns in directions that I did not expect though, oddly, came to accept rather quickly due to how natural it all seemed to flow. Reading this play is like watching a…