Classic Drama

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

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Love in Idleness/Less Than Kind

The third in Terence Rattigan's unofficial trilogy of war plays, published alongside an earlier version of the play, Less Than Kind, never staged during Rattigan's lifetime.

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.

Emperor and Galilean

By Henrik Ibsen Adapted by Ben Power

A thrilling version of Ibsen's epic play, charting the true odyssey of an astonishing man as he struggles to find spiritual fulfilment and political pre-eminence.

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The Honest Whore

A passionate tale of paternal disapproval and sexual deceit, following the lives of a princess and a whore.

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The Antipodes

An ingenious satirical comedy, often considered playwright Richard Brome's masterpiece and one of the greatest comedies of the Caroline era, presenting a farcically topsy-turvey view of London in the 1630s.

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King Leir

An anonymous Elizabethan play about the ancient king of Britain, a prime source for Shakespeare's version of the story.

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The Witches of Lancashire

A sensational dramatisation of the seventeenth-century witch trials, first performed at the original Globe Theatre in 1634.

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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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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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Three Sisters

By Anton Chekhov Translated by Tracy Letts

An energetic and vitalizing adaptation of one of Anton Chekhov's most beloved plays.

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The Seagull

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

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Anna Christie & The Emperor Jones: two plays

Two compelling and thought-provoking plays from one of the twentieth century's most significant writers.

Mourning Becomes Electra

A trilogy of full-length plays relocating Aeschylus' Oresteia to New England in 1865, just after the end of the American Civil War.

Strictly Dishonourable and other lost American plays

Edited by Richard Nelson

Four lively dramas from the twenties and thirties evoking a world of gangsters, crooked cops, intrepid newpaper hacks and slightly tarnished damsels in distress.

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Peer Gynt

A fresh translation of one of the last great epics of the nineteenth century.

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Life is a Dream (Donmar Warehouse version)

A classic from the Spanish Golden Age, Calderón's richly poetic, epic masterpiece explores illusion, reality, fate and destiny against the backdrop of a mythical Polish kingdom.

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.

Desire Under the Elms & The Great God Brown

Two plays from one of the twentieth century's most significant writers, developed and conceived in tandem, drawing on the raw experience of the author's own family relationships.