Classic Drama

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

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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 Tamer Tamed

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

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John Gabriel Borkman (English Touring Theatre version)

By Henrik Ibsen Translated by Stephen Mulrine

A sparkling translation of Ibsen's penultimate play.

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'Tis Pity She's a Whore

A classic tragedy of incestuous love between brother and sister. Published in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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Rosmersholm

By Henrik Ibsen Translated by Kenneth McLeish

Ibsen's play about idealism and liberalism undermined by a deeply conservative society. In an English translation by Kenneth McLeish, published in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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King Leir

An anonymous Elizabethan play about the ancient king of Britain, a prime source for Shakespeare's version of the story.

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The Witches of Lancashire

A sensational dramatisation of the seventeenth-century witch trials, first performed at the original Globe Theatre in 1634.

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The Wise Woman of Hoxton

A city comedy complete with cross-dressing and disguise, dating from around 1605.

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The Malcontent

A tragicomedy full of courtly intrigue, betrayal and jealousy. In the Nick Hern Books RSC Classics series.

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Othello

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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Richard III

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

Measure for Measure

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

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The Island Princess

A lyrical and poetic Discovery Play about Princess Quisara of the Indonesian island of Tidore, who vows to marry the man who can free her imprisoned brother.

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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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The Roman Actor

Philip Massinger's chilling play of revenge, lust and murder.

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 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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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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