Classic Drama

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

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Desire Under the Elms

A story of greed, yearning and murder with incest and infanticide, and edged with echoes of Ancient Greek tragedy within a New England farming family.

    Dances of Death

    A gripping new version of Strindberg's masterly, darkly hilarious depiction of the struggles and strains of marriage.

    The Dance of Death

    Strindberg's chilling anatomy of a marriage, in which the two partners duel with each other until one is utterly defeated.

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    The Dance of Death

    A visceral new version of Strindberg’s compelling, bitingly funny battle of wills.

    Cyrano de Bergerac

    The nineteenth-century French classic about the swordsman-poet with the nose too large to be taken seriously, in an acclaimed English translation by Anthony Burgess.

    The Custom of the Country

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

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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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      Passionate, dangerously funny, and enduringly perceptive, a wickedly enjoyable black comedy that Strindberg considered his masterpiece.

      The Country Wife

      A classically bawdy Restoration Comedy, widely regarded as one of the filthiest and funniest plays ever written.

      The City Madam (RSC edition)

      A waspish city comedy attacking the vices of hypocrisy, greed, self-indulgence and social pretension.

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      Children of the Sun

      By Maxim Gorky Translated by Stephen Mulrine

      A Chekhovian family drama, first staged in Russia in 1905.

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      The Cherry Orchard

      Chekhov's classic tragicomedy, translated and introduced by Stephen Mulrine.

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      The Cherry Orchard

      A unique edition of Chekhov's masterpiece in a brilliant translation by a world-renowned team of translators.

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      The Cherry Orchard

      A fresh take on Chekhov's classic play, by the Tony Award-winning playwright of The Humans.

      Chekhov: Shorts

      A collection of five of Anton Chekhov’s best-known short plays, in brand new English translations.

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      Chekhov: Four Plays

      Anton Chekhov's four greatest plays in one volume - in sensitive, accurate and much-performed translations. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classic Collections series.

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      A Chaste Maid in Cheapside

      A delightfully lewd city comedy by the co-author of The Changeling.

      The Changeling

      Middleton and Rowley's masterpiece, a tale of murder, lust, seduction and blackmail in the seventeenth century.