Classic Drama

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

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Oedipus

By Sophocles Translated by Kenneth McLeish

Two plays, Oedipus Rex and Oedipus at Colonos, telling the story of the mythical Greek king of Thebes.

The Devil's Charter

A Jacobean tragedy narrating the sensational history of the Borgias.

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The Custom of the Country

A 17th-century play tracing the fortunes of two brothers shipwrecked in a foreign land.

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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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Peer Gynt

By Henrik Ibsen Translated by Kenneth McLeish

Ibsen's mighty epic, by turns fantastic and tragic, based on the Norwegian fairy tale Per Gynt. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

The Rover

A classic Restoration comedy by one of the earliest and most celebrated female playwrights. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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The House of Bernarda Alba

García Lorca's drama about the shattering effects of emotional repression on a family of cloistered daughters, in a version by playwright Rona Munro for the critically acclaimed Shared Experience Theatre Company.

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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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An Ideal Husband

The Rolls-Royce of English comedies, exploring corruption and morality, and bringing an act of political sin into the heart of the English home.

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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The Antipodes

An ingenious satirical comedy, often considered playwright Richard Brome's masterpiece and one of the greatest comedies of the Caroline era, presenting a farcically topsy-turvey view of London in the 1630s.

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The Changeling

Middleton and Rowley's masterpiece, a tale of murder, lust, seduction and blackmail in the seventeenth century.

Antigone

By Sophocles Translated by Marianne McDonald

The first great 'resistance' drama - and perhaps the definitive Greek tragedy.

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The Merry Devil of Edmonton

A popular comedy from the early-17th century, combining romance, magic, deer poaching and abduction from a nunnery. Part of the Nick Hern Books Globe Quartos series.

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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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Blood Wedding & Yerma

García Lorca's two most famous plays translated by two of America's most gifted poets.

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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.

Lulu

The first version of Wedekind's celebrated erotic masterpiece to be based on the author's original text, restoring the clarity, the daring and the sexual explicitness of a modern masterpiece written a hundred years before its time.