Classic Drama (pre-1945)

See also: Ancient Classic Drama; Drama Classics series.

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Emperor and Galilean

By Henrik Ibsen Adapted by Ben Power

A thrilling version of Ibsen's epic play, charting the true odyssey of an astonishing man as he struggles to find spiritual fulfilment and political pre-eminence.

The Emperor Jones

An expressionistic chronicle of a black dictator's flight from his oppressed subjects.

    The Enchantment

    The extraordinary and mesmeric play by the Swedish author who was reputedly a model for Miss Julie and Hedda Gabler.

    An Enemy of the People

    By Henrik Ibsen Translated by Stephen Mulrine

    Ibsen's play about an idealistic doctor whose moral resolve is put to the test when he discovers that the waters from which his native spa town draws its wealth are dangerously contaminated.

    An Enemy of the People

    Arthur Miller's version of Ibsen's most explosive play.

    Exiles

    James Joyce's only play, a startlingly modern portrait of a marriage.

    Fantasio and other plays

    Four plays by the great French Romantic poet Alfred de Musset (1810-57) in accomplished modern translations by American theatre practitioners.

    The Father

    Strindberg's gripping psychological drama about the battle of the sexes, in a version by Mike Poulton.

    Faust Parts 1 & 2

    A fresh, performable version by John Clifford of Goethe's 'unstageable' masterpiece.

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    Faust: Parts I & II

    A two-part version of Goethe's great work, retaining the mighty scope, linguistic daring and philosophical intricacy of the original.

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    First Episode

    Terence Rattigan's first play, published for the first time in this edition to mark the centenary of his birth. With an authoritative introduction by Rattigan scholar Dan Rebellato. 

    Flare Path

    A moving story of love and loyalty, courage and fear, based on Terence Rattigan's own experiences as a tail gunner in the Second World War.

    A Flea in Her Ear

    A classic French farce of infidelity and mistaken identity. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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    The Fleer

    A bawdy, satiric and theatrically allusive comedy that was extremely popular with seventeenth-century readers.

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    Flight

    A rich and poetic play set during the Russian Civil War, by the author of The Master and Margarita.

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    French Without Tears

    A masterpiece of light comedy from Terence Rattigan, about a group of bright young things attempting to learn French on the Riviera amid myriad distractions.

    French Without Tears (2015 edition)

    Terence Rattigan’s sparkling comedy about a group of bright young things attempting to learn French on the Riviera amid myriad distractions, French Without Tears ran for over a thousand performances in the 1930s and remains a delight today.

    Fuente Ovejuna

    A masterpiece by one of the greatest writers of the Spanish Golden Age, including one of the most memorable acts of resistance in world drama.