Classic Drama

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

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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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A Woman Killed with Kindness

A startling domestic thriller from the seventeenth century, one of the first tragedies ever to be written about ordinary people. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

Phedra

By Jean Racine Translated by Julie Rose

Racine's reworking of Euripides' Hippolytus, celebrated for its tragic construction and the richness of its language.

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The Rivals

One of the best-known eighteenth-century comedies of manners, Sheridan's first play, and still his most popular. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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Life is a Dream

A masterpiece of the Spanish Golden Age, in an English version by John Clifford.

Three Sisters

Chekhov's masterpiece of provincial claustrophobia, translated and introduced by Stephen Mulrine.

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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 Learned Ladies

By Molière Translated by A.R. Waller

Molière's satire of intellectual snobbery, in a translation first performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Published in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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Yerma

Lorca's tale of an impassioned, childless woman who is driven by madness to commit a heinous crime. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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Ghosts

By Henrik Ibsen Translated by Stephen Mulrine

An English version of Ibsen's great play, published in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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London Assurance

A classic comedy of manners with two of the great comic roles of the English stage, published in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

The Oresteia

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

The Hypochondriac

By Molière Translated by Martin Sorrell

Molière's classic farce in a fresh and performable translation. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

The Jew of Malta

Christopher Marlowe's drama of religious conflict, intrigue, and revenge, set on the island of Malta. 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.

The Devil is an Ass

Ben Jonson's 1616 comedy about a junior demon who persuades his master Satan to let him spend a day in London.

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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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The White Devil

The Italian Court is riddled with corruption in this classic Jacobean tragedy. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.