Classic Drama

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

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Ghosts

Richard Eyre's version of Ibsen's Ghosts is a fresh and vivid depiction of a woman who yearns for emotional and sexual freedom, but who is too timid to achieve it.

The Game Of Love And Chance

The best known play by one of the most performed French playwrights - a sparkling 18th-century comedy of manners. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

Fuente Ovejuna

A masterpiece by one of the greatest writers of the Spanish Golden Age, including one of the most memorable acts of resistance in world drama.

French Without Tears

A masterpiece of light comedy from Terence Rattigan, about a group of bright young things attempting to learn French on the Riviera amid myriad distractions.

French Without Tears (2015 edition)

Terence Rattigan’s sparkling comedy about a group of bright young things attempting to learn French on the Riviera amid myriad distractions, French Without Tears ran for over a thousand performances in the 1930s and remains a delight today.

Flight

A rich and poetic play set during the Russian Civil War, by the author of The Master and Margarita.

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The Fleer

A bawdy, satiric and theatrically allusive comedy that was extremely popular with seventeenth-century readers.

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A Flea in Her Ear

A classic French farce of infidelity and mistaken identity. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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Flare Path

A moving story of love and loyalty, courage and fear, based on Terence Rattigan's own experiences as a tail gunner in the Second World War.

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. 

Faust: Parts I & II

A two-part version of Goethe's great work, retaining the mighty scope, linguistic daring and philosophical intricacy of the original.

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Faust Parts 1 & 2

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

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The Father

Strindberg's gripping psychological drama about the battle of the sexes, in a version by Mike Poulton.

Fantasio and other plays

Four plays by the great French Romantic poet Alfred de Musset (1810-57) in accomplished modern translations by American theatre practitioners.

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Exiles

James Joyce's only play, a startlingly modern portrait of a marriage.

An Enemy of the People

By Henrik Ibsen Translated by Stephen Mulrine

Ibsen's play about an idealistic doctor whose moral resolve is put to the test when he discovers that the waters from which his native spa town draws its wealth are dangerously contaminated.

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An Enemy of the People

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

An Enemy of the People

Ibsen's provocative play about truth in a society driven by power and money, given a startling contemporary spin in Thomas Ostermeier and Florian Borchmeyer's acclaimed version, here in an English translation by Duncan Macmillan.