Classic Drama

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

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The Duchess of Malfi

The macabre Jacobean tragedy, in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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Eastward Ho!

A collaboratively written City Comedy which sees true love and virtue triumphing over social-climbing, deception and trickery. In the Nick Hern Books RSC Classics series.

Edward II

The political tragedy of a King who indulges his passion and renounces his duties, and ultimately pays the price for forsaking his country.

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Edward III

Officially attributed to Shakespeare only in 1998, Edward III is set in the age of chivalry and chronicles the beginning of the 100 Years War. Following the exploits of Edward, the Black Prince, it also acts as a prequel to Richard II.

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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.

 

Electra

A tragic tale of duty, retribution and fate, in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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.

The Emperor Jones

An expressionistic chronicle of a black dictator's flight from his oppressed subjects.

    The Enchantment

    The extraordinary and mesmeric play by the Swedish author who was reputedly a model for Miss Julie and Hedda Gabler.

    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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    An Enemy of the People

    Arthur Miller's version of Ibsen's most explosive play.

    An Enemy of the People

    Ibsen's provocative play about truth in a society driven by power and money, given a startling contemporary spin in Thomas Ostermeier and Florian Borchmeyer's acclaimed version, here in an English translation by Duncan Macmillan.

    Exiles

    James Joyce's only play, a startlingly modern portrait of a marriage.

    Fantasio and other plays

    Four plays by the great French Romantic poet Alfred de Musset (1810-57) in accomplished modern translations by American theatre practitioners.

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    The Father

    Strindberg's gripping psychological drama about the battle of the sexes, in a version by Mike Poulton.

    Faust Parts 1 & 2

    A fresh, performable version by John Clifford of Goethe's 'unstageable' masterpiece.

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    Faust: Parts I & II

    A two-part version of Goethe's great work, retaining the mighty scope, linguistic daring and philosophical intricacy of the original.

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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.