Classic Drama (pre-1945)

See also: Ancient Classic Drama; Drama Classics series.

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Ibsen: Three Plays

Ibsen's three great 'problem plays', A Doll's House, Ghosts and Hedda Gabler, in sensitive and playable translations from the original Norwegian, along with a full introduction to the author, his times and his work.

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An Ideal Husband

The Rolls-Royce of English comedies, exploring corruption and morality, and bringing an act of political sin into the heart of the English home.

The Illusion

An enchanting argument for the power of theatrical imagination over reality, The Illusion weaves obsession and caprice, romance and murder, fact and fiction, into an enticing exploration of the greatest illusion of all – love.

The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde's undying comedy – in an edition to fit any handbag.

The Inspector

A revelatory new translation of Gogol’s biting masterpiece by American playwright Richard Nelson, in collaboration with the foremost contemporary translators of classic Russian literature, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky.

The Island Princess

A lyrical and poetic Discovery Play about Princess Quisara of the Indonesian island of Tidore, who vows to marry the man who can free her imprisoned brother.

An Italian Straw Hat

A classic 19th-century French farce, in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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Ivanov

Chekhov's compelling early play, set in a country weighed down by political, ideological and spiritual stagnation. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

The Jew of Malta

Christopher Marlowe's drama of religious conflict, intrigue, and revenge, set on the island of Malta. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

John Gabriel Borkman

Nicholas Wright's sensitive version of Ibsen's late play, about a family brought low by the disgrace and imprisonment of its patriarch.

John Gabriel Borkman

By Henrik Ibsen Translated by Stephen Mulrine

A sparkling translation of Ibsen's penultimate play.

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Judgement Day

An adaptation of Ibsen's extraordinary last play, When We Dead Awaken, one of his most deeply personal works.

Julius Caesar

An edition of Shakespeare's play in the Shakespeare Folios series - offering the absolute authenticity of the First Folio in a totally accessible form.

King Lear

An edition of Shakespeare's play in the Shakespeare Folios series - offering the absolute authenticity of the First Folio in a totally accessible form.

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King Leir

An anonymous Elizabethan play about the ancient king of Britain, a prime source for Shakespeare's version of the story.

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King Ubu

Alfred Jarry's surreal and hilarious satire of power, greed, and bourgeois pretension, the first of his three plays about the comically grotesque character of Pa Ubu.

Published in volume Ubu

    The Knight of the Burning Pestle

    A classic satire on chivalric romances. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

    La Ronde

    Schnitzler's famous 'daisy-chain' play of sexual coupling, set in Vienna in the 1890s. In the Drama Classics series.