Classic Drama

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

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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 Fleer

A bawdy, satiric and theatrically allusive comedy that was extremely popular with seventeenth-century readers.

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Flight

A rich and poetic play set during the Russian Civil War, by the author of The Master and Margarita.

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French Without Tears

A masterpiece of light comedy from Terence Rattigan, about a group of bright young things attempting to learn French on the Riviera amid myriad distractions.

French Without Tears (2015 edition)

Terence Rattigan’s sparkling comedy about a group of bright young things attempting to learn French on the Riviera amid myriad distractions, French Without Tears ran for over a thousand performances in the 1930s and remains a delight today.

Fuente Ovejuna

A masterpiece by one of the greatest writers of the Spanish Golden Age, including one of the most memorable acts of resistance in world drama.

The Game Of Love And Chance

The best known play by one of the most performed French playwrights - a sparkling 18th-century comedy of manners. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

Ghosts

Richard Eyre's version of Ibsen's Ghosts is a fresh and vivid depiction of a woman who yearns for emotional and sexual freedom, but who is too timid to achieve it.

Ghosts (Drama Classic)

By Henrik Ibsen Translated by Stephen Mulrine

An English version of Ibsen's great play, published in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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The Government Inspector

A classic satire of provincial bureaucracy, in an English translation by Stephen Mulrine. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

The Great God Brown

A demonstration of O'Neill's expressionistic experimentation with masks to emphasise the distinction between characters, and the lack of understanding in human relationships.

    The Greek Plays

    Modern adaptations of classic Greek texts.

    Greek Tragedy: Three Plays

    Three of the most famous tragedies from Ancient Greece - Antigone, Bacchae and Medea - all featuring female protagonists.

    The Hairy Ape

    A nightmarish condemnation of the dehumanising effects of industrialisation on the American people.

      The Hairy Ape & All God's Chillun Got Wings

      Two powerful expressionist plays from the early career of one of the twentieth century's most significant writers.

      Hamlet

      An edition of Shakespeare's play in the Shakespeare Folios series - offering the absolute authenticity of the First Folio in a totally accessible form.

      Hecuba

      By Euripides Translated by Marianne McDonald

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

      Hedda Gabler (Abbey Theatre version)

      A fluid yet faithful adaptation of Ibsen's masterpiece.