Classic Drama

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

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The Greek Plays

Modern adaptations of classic Greek texts.

Molière, or The Cabal of Hypocrites & Don Quixote

Two plays

Two plays by the acclaimed Russian author and playwright Mikhail Bulgakov, in fresh new translations by preeminent Russian translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, along with prominent playwright Richard Nelson.

A Month in the Country

A fresh translation of one of the permanent works in the Russian dramatic repertory, by renowned playwright Richard Nelson and the foremost contemporary translators of classic Russian literature, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky.

The Cherry Orchard

A unique edition of Chekhov's masterpiece in a brilliant translation by a world-renowned team of translators.

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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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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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The Inspector

A revelatory new translation of Gogol’s biting masterpiece by American playwright Richard Nelson, in collaboration with the foremost contemporary translators of classic Russian literature, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky.

Blood Wedding & Yerma

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

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.

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.

The Bungler

Translated by Richard Wilbur

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

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.

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.

The Honest Whore

A passionate tale of paternal disapproval and sexual deceit, following the lives of a princess and a whore.

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The Antipodes (Globe Quarto)

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.

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 Fleer

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

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