Classic Drama

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

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Little Eyolf

Ibsen's forensic examination of a marriage as it falls apart, in a version by Richard Eyre.

London Assurance

A classic comedy of manners with two of the great comic roles of the English stage, published in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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Long Day's Journey into Night

A true modern classic from one of the twentieth century's most significant writers.

Lorca: Three Plays

Three of Federico García Lorca's most famous plays in a single volume: Blood Wedding, Yerma and The House of Bernarda Alba. Translated from the Spanish and introduced by one of Scotland's finest playwrights, Jo Clifford.

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.

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.

Luise Miller

A masterpiece of power and politics that explores the battle between honour and corruption, between truth and betrayal.

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.

Lysistrata

The ancient Greek comedy in which the women of Greece go on a sex strike to force their husbands to end the Peloponnesian Wars. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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Macbeth

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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Machinal

A powerful expressionist drama from the 1920s about the dependent status of women in an increasingly mechanised society, based on the true story of Ruth Snyder.

Machinal (new edition)

A powerful expressionist drama from the 1920s about the dependent status of women in an increasingly mechanised society, based on the true story of Ruth Snyder.

The Machine Wreckers

By Ernst Toller Translated by Ashley Dukes

A classic of German expressionism by an active revolutionary who was also an accomplished poet and playwright.

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A Mad World, My Masters

A masterly satire of London society at the turn of the 17th century, abounding with Middleton's craft and wit.

The Malcontent

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

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The Man of Mode

The best comedy of manners written in England before Congreve. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

The Mandate

A chillingly grotesque farce set in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution.

The Marriage of Figaro

A classic five-act French comedy by Beaumarchais, the source for Mozart's famous opera of the same name. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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