Classic Drama

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

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Mourning Becomes Electra

A trilogy of full-length plays relocating Aeschylus' Oresteia to New England in 1865, just after the end of the American Civil War.

Much Ado About Nothing

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

Much Ado About Nothing (West End edition)

A consummate romantic comedy that dramatises the battle of the sexes with a dazzling display of Shakespeare's wit and wordplay.

Naked

Pirandello's ingenious detective story about a young woman who is hounded by the press after the death of a child in her care..

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Nathan the Wise

Lessing's 18th-century masterpiece, a passionate plea for religious tolerance.

A New Way to Please You (or The Old Law)

A black comedy about a question that haunts us today - what to do about an ageing population.

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The Noble Spanish Soldier

A revenge tragedy set in the Spanish court, filled with powerful dramatic moments of violence, pathos, satire and humour. Part of the Globe Quartos series, co-published with Shakespeare's Globe.

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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.

On the Evils of Tobacco

A bittersweet monologue in which a scientific lecture is hijacked by thoughts of domestic misery.

Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

    The Oresteia

    Aeschylus' great trilogy of Greek tragedies: Agamemnon, Choephori (Libation-Bearers) and Eumenides (The Furies).

    Orestes: Blood and Light

    By Helen Edmundson Original author Euripides

    An explosive retelling of the most savage and powerful of ancient myths - the story of avenging siblings, Electra and Orestes.

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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.

    Peer Gynt

    By turns comic, tragic, lyrical and fantastic, the play is an allegory for the eponymous character's search for complete fulfilment, from the fjords of Norway to the deserts of Africa and back.

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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.

    Peribanez

    A gripping drama of sex, power and passion from the Spanish Golden Age.

    Phedra

    By Jean Racine Translated by Julie Rose

    Racine's reworking of Euripides' Hippolytus, celebrated for its tragic construction and the richness of its language.

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    The Playboy of the Western World

    J.M. Synge's extraordinary play about a young man on the run, and his unexpected elevation to folk hero. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

    The Poor Man's Comfort

    A Jacobean tragicomedy from 1617, about a shepherd who seeks redress for a miscarriage of justice.

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