Classic Drama (pre-1945)

See also: Ancient Classic Drama; Drama Classics series.

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The Man of Mode

The best comedy of manners written in England before Congreve. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

The Servant of Two Masters

A classic Italian comedy that remains blisteringly hilarious and relevant, over two hundred and fifty years after it was written. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

The House of Bernarda Alba

Lorca's extraordinarily powerful drama, the last he wrote before his assassination, explores the darkness at the heart of repression.

Faust Parts 1 & 2

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

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Wilde: Four Plays

All four of Oscar Wilde's famous plays in one volume, with an introduction by Emma French.

Much Ado About Nothing (West End edition)

A consummate romantic comedy that dramatises the battle of the sexes with a dazzling display of Shakespeare's wit and wordplay.

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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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Richard III (West End edition)

Jamie Lloyd's version of Shakespeare's Richard III, edited for his Trafalgar Transformed production of the play in 2014, with additional bonus material.

Lorca: Three Plays

Three of Federico García Lorca's most famous plays in a single volume: Blood Wedding, Yerma and The House of Bernarda Alba. Translated from the Spanish and introduced by one of Scotland's finest playwrights, Jo Clifford.

Creditors

Passionate, dangerously funny, and enduringly perceptive, a wickedly enjoyable black comedy that Strindberg considered his masterpiece.

Long Day's Journey into Night

A true modern classic from one of the twentieth century's most significant writers.

A Touch of the Poet

A powerful play tracking the Yankee experience from innocence to corruption, from one of the twentieth century's most significant writers.

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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.

Naked

Pirandello's ingenious detective story about a young woman who is hounded by the press after the death of a child in her care..

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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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The Roman Actor

Philip Massinger's chilling play of revenge, lust and murder.

John Gabriel Borkman

By Henrik Ibsen Translated by Stephen Mulrine

A sparkling translation of Ibsen's penultimate play.

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Chekhov: Four Plays

Anton Chekhov's four greatest plays in one volume - in sensitive, accurate and much-performed translations. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classic Collections series.