Classic Drama

This section contains titles labelled Classic Drama (pre-1945) and Ancient Classic Drama.

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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.

Miss Julie

A brilliant adaptation of Strindberg's groundbreaking masterpiece.

Miss Julie & Creditors

Two plays by August Strindberg

August Strindberg's classic portrayals of secrets and lies, seduction and power – both written in the summer of 1888 – in brilliant new versions by Howard Brenton.

Molière, or The Cabal of Hypocrites & Don Quixote

Two plays

Two plays by the acclaimed Russian author and playwright Mikhail Bulgakov, in fresh new translations by preeminent Russian translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, along with prominent playwright Richard Nelson.

A Month in the Country

A fresh translation of one of the permanent works in the Russian dramatic repertory, by renowned playwright Richard Nelson and the foremost contemporary translators of classic Russian literature, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky.

Mourning Becomes Electra

A trilogy of full-length plays relocating Aeschylus' Oresteia to New England in 1865, just after the end of the American Civil War.

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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Much Ado About Nothing

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

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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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Nathan the Wise

Lessing's 18th-century masterpiece, a passionate plea for religious tolerance.

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A New Way to Please You (or The Old Law)

A black comedy about a question that haunts us today - what to do about an ageing population.

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The Noble Spanish Soldier

A revenge tragedy set in the Spanish court, filled with powerful dramatic moments of violence, pathos, satire and humour. Part of the Globe Quartos series, co-published with Shakespeare's Globe.

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Oedipus

By Sophocles Translated by Kenneth McLeish

Two plays, Oedipus Rex and Oedipus at Colonos, telling the story of the mythical Greek king of Thebes.

On the Evils of Tobacco

A bittersweet monologue in which a scientific lecture is hijacked by thoughts of domestic misery.

Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

    The Oresteia

    Aeschylus' great trilogy of Greek tragedies: Agamemnon, Choephori (Libation-Bearers) and Eumenides (The Furies).

    Orestes: Blood and Light

    By Helen Edmundson Original author Euripides

    An explosive retelling of the most savage and powerful of ancient myths - the story of avenging siblings, Electra and Orestes.

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    Othello

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

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    Othello (Frantic Assembly version)

    Frantic Assembly's electrifying take on Shakespeare's tragedy of paranoia, sex and murder, firmly rooted in a volatile twenty-first century.