Classic Drama

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

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The Master Builder

An enthralling version of an unforgettable Ibsen classic.

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. 

Cardenio

Shakespeare's 'lost play' re-imagined

Set in the heat and dust of Andalusia in seventeenth-century Spain, Cardenio is the story of a friendship betrayed, with all the elements of a thriller: disguise, dishonour and deceit.

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Anna Christie

Eugene O’Neill’s epic Pulitzer Prize-winning play about love and forgiveness.

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Seagull

A striking version of Chekhov's classic play, restoring the cuts demanded by the Russian censor in 1896.

An Enemy of the People

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

Strange Interlude

A controversial work of extraordinary power, remarkable length (9 acts), and use of asides to express the characters' unspoken thoughts. An outstanding, somewhat Freudian play from one of the twentieth century's most significant writers.

Machinal

A powerful expressionist drama from the 1920s about the dependent status of women in an increasingly mechanised society, based on the true story of Ruth Snyder.

A Mad World, My Masters

A masterly satire of London society at the turn of the 17th century, abounding with Middleton's craft and wit.

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The Custom of the Country

A 17th-century play tracing the fortunes of two brothers shipwrecked in a foreign land.

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The Merry Devil of Edmonton

A popular comedy from the early-17th century, combining romance, magic, deer poaching and abduction from a nunnery. Part of the Nick Hern Books Globe Quartos series.

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The Mayor of Queenborough, or Hengist, King of Kent

Middleton's only surviving historical play, published in the Nick Hern Books Globe Quartos series.

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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.

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Three Sisters

Nicholas Wright's version of Chekhov's masterpiece, in which four young people are left stranded in a provincial backwater following the death of their father.

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Nathan the Wise

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

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The Poor Man's Comfort

A Jacobean tragicomedy from 1617, about a shepherd who seeks redress for a miscarriage of justice.

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The Mandate

A chillingly grotesque farce set in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution.

Hedda Gabler (Almeida Theatre version)

Richard Eyre's high-profile adaptation of Ibsen's famous 'problem play' about a headstrong woman's determination to control those around her.