Classic Drama

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

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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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Flight

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

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Bartholomew Fair

Ben Jonson's bawdy Jacobean comedy, in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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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.

Ubu

The Ubu Plays: King Ubu, Cuckold Ubu & Slave Ubu

By Alfred Jarry Translated by Kenneth McLeish

Alfred Jarry's trilogy of plays about the comically grotesque character of Pa Ubu, satirising power, greed, and bourgeois pretension.

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King Ubu

Alfred Jarry's surreal and hilarious satire of power, greed, and bourgeois pretension, the first of his three plays about the comically grotesque character of Pa Ubu.

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    Cuckold Ubu

    A sequel to King Ubu, Alfred Jarry's surreal and hilarious satire of power, greed, and bourgeois pretension. Cuckold Ubu continues the adventures of Pa Ubu.

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      Slave Ubu

      The third and final part of The Ubu Plays, Alfred Jarry's surreal and hilarious satire of power, greed, and bourgeois pretension. Slave Ubu concludes the adventures of Pa Ubu.

      Published in volume Ubu

        The Seagull

        Chekhov's early tragedy, translated and introduced by Stephen Mulrine.

        The Spanish Tragedy

        A ghoulish and bloody 16th-century tragedy. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

        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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        Don Juan

        By Molière Translated by Kenneth McLeish

        Molière's comedy about the notorious womaniser, in a fresh and performable translation by Kenneth McLeish.

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        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 Government Inspector

        A classic satire of provincial bureaucracy, in an English translation by Stephen Mulrine. 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.

        The Alchemist

        Ben Jonson's classic comedy, in a handy pocket edition 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.

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        Lysistrata

        The ancient Greek comedy in which the women of Greece go on a sex strike to force their husbands to end the Peloponnesian Wars. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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