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Classic Drama

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

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An Enemy of the People

By Henrik Ibsen Translated by Stephen Mulrine

Ibsen's play about an idealistic doctor whose moral resolve is put to the test when he discovers that the waters from which his native spa town draws its wealth are dangerously contaminated.

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Judgement Day

An adaptation of Ibsen's extraordinary last play, When We Dead Awaken, one of his most deeply personal works.

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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.

Anna Christie

Eugene O’Neill’s epic Pulitzer Prize-winning play about love and forgiveness.

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First Episode

Terence Rattigan's first play, published for the first time in this edition to mark the centenary of his birth. With an authoritative introduction by Rattigan scholar Dan Rebellato. 

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.

A Woman Killed with Kindness

A startling domestic thriller from the seventeenth century, one of the first tragedies ever to be written about ordinary people. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

Luise Miller

A masterpiece of power and politics that explores the battle between honour and corruption, between truth and betrayal.

Seagull

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

Much Ado About Nothing (West End edition)

A consummate romantic comedy that dramatises the battle of the sexes with a dazzling display of Shakespeare's wit and wordplay.

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The League of Youth

Ibsen's political comedy, in a crisp and satirical version by Andy Barrett.

The City Madam (RSC edition)

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

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Cardenio

Shakespeare's 'lost play' re-imagined

Set in the heat and dust of Andalusia in seventeenth-century Spain, Cardenio is the story of a friendship betrayed, with all the elements of a thriller: disguise, dishonour and deceit.

The School for Husbands & The Imaginary Cuckold, or Sganarelle

Translated by Richard Wilbur

English verse translations of Molière's two great comedies of marriage and misunderstanding.

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Lovers' Quarrels

Translated by Richard Wilbur

An English verse translation of Molière's second verse comedy, featuring a heroine masquerading as a man, yet unable to evade Cupid.

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The Bungler

Translated by Richard Wilbur

An English verse translation of Molière's first great play.

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Amphitryon

Translated by Richard Wilbur

Molière's Amphitryon is based on a play by Plautus. In Molière's version, Jupiter's love affairs allude to those of the French king.

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The Winter's Tale

An edition 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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