Classic Drama (pre-1945)

See also: Ancient Classic Drama; Drama Classics series.

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Volpone

Volpone is a Venetian aristocrat, a loveable rogue who enjoys the cunning pursuit of wealth more than money itself. Pretending to be mortally ill, he watches as his greedy neighbours swarm around him with expensive gifts in the hope of inheriting his fortune.

The Way of the World

A classic comedy of manners from the Restoration period. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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Miss Julie

Strindberg's classic naturalistic play, translated and introduced by Kenneth McLeish. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

The Playboy of the Western World

J.M. Synge's extraordinary play about a young man on the run, and his unexpected elevation to folk hero. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

The Duchess of Malfi

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

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The Importance of Being Earnest

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

The Country Wife

A classically bawdy Restoration Comedy, widely regarded as one of the filthiest and funniest plays ever written.

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.

An Italian Straw Hat

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

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The Revenger's Tragedy

A Jacobean tale of personal vengeance in a morally bankrupt world. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

Doctor Faustus

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

The Recruiting Officer

A classic Restoration-era comedy about the sexual exploits of two officers, the womanising Plume and the cowardly Brazen, as they go about their task of recruiting soldiers in the town of Shrewsbury.

The Master Builder

By Henrik Ibsen Translated by Kenneth McLeish

Ibsen's study of the corrosive effects of a guilty conscience. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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All for Love

Dryden's 1677 play All for Love is a version of the Antony and Cleopatra story, told as a heroic tragedy.

The Spanish Tragedy

A ghoulish and bloody 16th-century tragedy. In the Nick Hern Books Drama 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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The Cherry Orchard

Chekhov's classic tragicomedy, translated and introduced by Stephen Mulrine.

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The School for Scandal

A classic comedy of manners, ridiculing affectation and pretentiousness. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.