Classic Drama

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

Showing 37-54 of 262 items.

Tartuffe

By Molière Translated by Martin Sorrell

Moliere's comic masterpiece about an irreclaimable hypocrite - one of the most famous French plays of all time.

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The Tamer Tamed

An irreverent and hugely entertaining 'sequel' to Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew.

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Swansong

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

Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

    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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    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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    Strange Interlude

    A controversial work of extraordinary power, remarkable length (9 acts), and use of asides to express the characters' unspoken thoughts. An outstanding, somewhat Freudian play from one of the twentieth century's most significant writers.

    Spring Awakening

    Frank Wedekind's famously banned German play about adolescent sexuality.

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    The Spanish Tragedy

    A ghoulish and bloody 16th-century tragedy. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

    Slave Ubu

    The third and final part of The Ubu Plays, Alfred Jarry's surreal and hilarious satire of power, greed, and bourgeois pretension. Slave Ubu concludes the adventures of Pa Ubu.

    Published in volume Ubu

      Six Characters in Search of an Author

      Pirandello's most famous play, about the nature of theatre and the problems of theatricality. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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      The Shoemakers' Holiday

      A rumbustious Elizabethan comedy featuring identity fraud, love triangles and a marriage proposal disguised as a shoe fitting. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

      A Shoemaker, A Gentleman

      In this entertainingly far-fetched play, Rowley combines mythical tales of the origin of St Alban's with folklore about the craft of shoemaking to produce a comic history which draws together the foundations of British nationhood.

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      She Stoops to Conquer

      The best-loved English comedy of the 18th century, a lighthearted farce full of entanglements and misunderstandings, all set over the course of single, eventful night. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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      The Servant of Two Masters

      A classic Italian comedy that remains blisteringly hilarious and relevant, over two hundred and fifty years after it was written. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

      Sejanus: His Fall

      A gripping historical tragedy, set in the time of the Roman Emperor Tiberius, about a man ruthlessly working his way to the top, destroying everyone in his path.

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      Seagull

      A striking version of Chekhov's classic play, restoring the cuts demanded by the Russian censor in 1896.

      The Seagull

      Chekhov's early tragedy, translated and introduced by Stephen Mulrine.

      The Seagull

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

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