Classic Drama

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

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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.

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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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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Uncle Vanya

Chekhov's great play about an elderly professor whose plans to sell off his rural estate threaten the livelihoods of those who have worked tirelessly to keep the estate going.

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A Flea in Her Ear

A classic French farce of infidelity and mistaken identity. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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The Lady From the Sea

By Henrik Ibsen Translated by Kenneth McLeish

One of Ibsen's most powerful studies of female psychology, in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

Andromache

The story of Andromache, widow of the Trojan hero Hector. In the Drama Classics series.

Rosmersholm

By Henrik Ibsen Translated by Kenneth McLeish

Ibsen's play about idealism and liberalism undermined by a deeply conservative society. In an English translation by Kenneth McLeish, published in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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The Wild Duck

By Henrik Ibsen Translated by Stephen Mulrine

Ibsen's masterpiece of modern tragicomedy, in an English translation by Stephen Mulrine. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

Women of Troy

By Euripides Translated by Kenneth McLeish

Euripides' great tragedy, covering themes of religious scepticism, the injustices within roles for women and the destructive power of war. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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Electra

Euripides' version of the Ancient Greek myth of revenge on a murdering parent. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

 

Hecuba

By Euripides Translated by Marianne McDonald

An English translation of Euripides' classic tragedy, published in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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Summerfolk

By Maxim Gorky Translated by Stephen Mulrine

Gorky's magnificent play about the Russian bourgeois social class and the changes occurring around them in the middle of the first decade of the twentieth century. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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The Beggar's Opera

John Gay's bawdy and burlesque pastiche of classical Italian opera, often regarded as the world's first ever musical.

A Chaste Maid in Cheapside

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