Classic Drama

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

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The Bear

A one-act comic play about a reclusive young widow whose life takes a surprisingly romantic turn.

Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

    The Proposal

    A brilliantly funny one-act play about a hypochondriac attempting to propose to an argumentative young woman.

    Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

      A Tragic Figure

      A comic duologue about a civil servant sweltering in Moscow coping with the incessant demands of his family from their summer dacha.

      Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

        On the Evils of Tobacco

        A bittersweet monologue in which a scientific lecture is hijacked by thoughts of domestic misery.

        Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

          The Wedding

          A one-act play by Chekhov in a translation by Chekhov expert Stephen Mulrine.

          Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

            Swansong

            A comic duologue about a melancholy old actor perked up by memories of past glories.

            Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

              The Roaring Girl

              A hilarious city comedy by the authors of A Mad World, My Masters and The Shoemaker's Holiday. features the text edited for the RSC production, and introductions by key members of its creative team. Part of the RSC's Roaring Girls season.

              Arden of Faversham

              By anonymous

              A domestic tragedy about a woman plotting to have her husband murdered, Arden of Faversham was first published in 1592. Its authorship is unknown, although suggestions include Thomas Kyd, Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare.

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              The Dance of Death

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

              Richard III (West End edition)

              Jamie Lloyd's version of Shakespeare's Richard III, edited for his Trafalgar Transformed production of the play in 2014, with additional bonus material.

              The White Devil (RSC version)

              A violent tragedy, regarded as one of the great works of Jacobean theatre. Features the text edited for the 2014 RSC production, and introductions by key members of its creative team.

              The Inspector

              A revelatory new translation of Gogol’s biting masterpiece by American playwright Richard Nelson, in collaboration with the foremost contemporary translators of classic Russian literature, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky.

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              Uncle Vanya

              A version of Chekhov's classic play by the celebrated US playwright, Annie Baker.

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              The Witch of Edmonton

              Dekker, Ford and Rowley's remarkable play, published here in an RSC Prompt Book edition with introductions by key members of the creative team behind the RSC revival in 2014.

              Medea (Theatre Babel version)

              By Euripides Adapted by Liz Lochhead

              Euripides' classic story of the woman who murders her own children in revenge for her husband's infidelity, here given a distinctive Scots flavour by the poet and playwright Liz Lochhead.

              Hedda Gabler (Abbey Theatre version)

              A fluid yet faithful adaptation of Ibsen's masterpiece.

              A Month in the Country

              A fresh translation of one of the permanent works in the Russian dramatic repertory, by renowned playwright Richard Nelson and the foremost contemporary translators of classic Russian literature, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky.

              The Tempest

              An eidition of the play in the Shakespeare Folios series - offering the absolute authenticity of the First Folio in a totally accessible form.

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