Classic Drama (pre-1945)

See also: Ancient Classic Drama; Drama Classics series.

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Cyrano de Bergerac

The nineteenth-century French classic about the swordsman-poet with the nose too large to be taken seriously, in an acclaimed English translation by Anthony Burgess.

The Dance of Death

Strindberg's chilling anatomy of a marriage, in which the two partners duel with each other until one is utterly defeated.

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The Dance of Death

A visceral new version of Strindberg’s compelling, bitingly funny battle of wills.

Dances of Death

A gripping new version of Strindberg's masterly, darkly hilarious depiction of the struggles and strains of marriage.

Desire Under the Elms

A story of greed, yearning and murder with incest and infanticide, and edged with echoes of Ancient Greek tragedy within a New England farming family.

    Desire Under the Elms & The Great God Brown

    Two plays from one of the twentieth century's most significant writers, developed and conceived in tandem, drawing on the raw experience of the author's own family relationships.

    The Devil is an Ass

    Ben Jonson's 1616 comedy about a junior demon who persuades his master Satan to let him spend a day in London.

    The Devil's Charter

    A Jacobean tragedy narrating the sensational history of the Borgias.

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    Doctor Faustus

    The classic story of the learned Doctor Faustus who sells his soul to the devil.

    A Doll's House

    By Henrik Ibsen Translated by Kenneth McLeish

    Ibsen's revolutionary tale of a woman's awakening to her need for a life of her own.

    A Doll's House

    Thornton Wilder's scintillating version of Ibsen's classic play.

    Don Carlos

    Schiller's great tragedy transformed by Mike Poulton into an intense and gripping historical thriller.

    Don Juan

    By Molière Translated by Kenneth McLeish

    Molière's comedy about the notorious womaniser, in a fresh and performable translation by Kenneth McLeish.

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    A Dream Play

    Caryl Churchill's spare and resonant version of Strindberg's enigmatic masterpiece.

    The Duchess of Malfi

    The macabre Jacobean tragedy, in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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    Eastward Ho!

    A collaboratively written City Comedy which sees true love and virtue triumphing over social-climbing, deception and trickery. In the Nick Hern Books RSC Classics series.

    Edward II

    The political tragedy of a King who indulges his passion and renounces his duties, and ultimately pays the price for forsaking his country.

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    Edward III

    Officially attributed to Shakespeare only in 1998, Edward III is set in the age of chivalry and chronicles the beginning of the 100 Years War. Following the exploits of Edward, the Black Prince, it also acts as a prequel to Richard II.

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