Classic Drama

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

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The Country Wife

A classically bawdy Restoration Comedy, widely regarded as one of the filthiest and funniest plays ever written.

Creditors

Passionate, dangerously funny, and enduringly perceptive, a wickedly enjoyable black comedy that Strindberg considered his masterpiece.

Cuckold Ubu

A sequel to King Ubu, Alfred Jarry's surreal and hilarious satire of power, greed, and bourgeois pretension. Cuckold Ubu continues the adventures of Pa Ubu.

Published in volume Ubu (The Ubu Plays)

    The Custom of the Country (Globe Quarto)

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

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    Cyrano de Bergerac

    The nineteenth-century French classic about the swordsman-poet with the nose too large to be taken seriously, in an acclaimed English translation by Anthony Burgess.

    The Dance of Death

    A visceral new version of Strindberg’s compelling, bitingly funny battle of wills.

    The Dance of Death (Drama Classic)

    Strindberg's chilling anatomy of a marriage, in which the two partners duel with each other until one is utterly defeated.

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    Dances of Death

    A gripping new version of Strindberg's masterly, darkly hilarious depiction of the struggles and strains of marriage.

    Desire Under the Elms

    A story of greed, yearning and murder with incest and infanticide, and edged with echoes of Ancient Greek tragedy within a New England farming family.

      Desire Under the Elms & The Great God Brown

      Two plays from one of the twentieth century's most significant writers, developed and conceived in tandem, drawing on the raw experience of the author's own family relationships.

      The Devil is an Ass

      Ben Jonson's 1616 comedy about a junior demon who persuades his master Satan to let him spend a day in London.

      The Devil's Charter

      A Jacobean tragedy narrating the sensational history of the Borgias.

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      Doctor Faustus

      The classic story of the learned Doctor Faustus who sells his soul to the devil.

      A Doll's House

      Thornton Wilder's scintillating version of Ibsen's classic play.

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      A Doll's House (Drama Classic)

      By Henrik Ibsen Translated by Kenneth McLeish

      Ibsen's revolutionary tale of a woman's awakening to her need for a life of her own.

      Don Carlos

      Schiller's great tragedy transformed by Mike Poulton into an intense and gripping historical thriller.

      Don Juan

      By Molière Translated by Kenneth McLeish

      Molière's comedy about the notorious womaniser, in a fresh and performable translation by Kenneth McLeish.

      A Dream Play

      Caryl Churchill's spare and resonant version of Strindberg's enigmatic masterpiece.