Classic Drama

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

Showing 109-126 of 254 items.

John Gabriel Borkman

Nicholas Wright's sensitive version of Ibsen's late play, about a family brought low by the disgrace and imprisonment of its patriarch.

John Gabriel Borkman

By Henrik Ibsen Translated by Stephen Mulrine

A sparkling translation of Ibsen's penultimate play.

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Judgement Day

An adaptation of Ibsen's extraordinary last play, When We Dead Awaken, one of his most deeply personal works.

Julius Caesar

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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King Lear

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

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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King Ubu

Alfred Jarry's surreal and hilarious satire of power, greed, and bourgeois pretension, the first of his three plays about the comically grotesque character of Pa Ubu.

Published in volume Ubu (The Ubu Plays)

    The Knight of the Burning Pestle

    A classic satire on chivalric romances. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

    La Ronde

    Schnitzler's famous 'daisy-chain' play of sexual coupling, set in Vienna in the 1890s. In the Drama Classics series.

    The Lady from the Sea

    Ibsen's moving play about duty and self-determination, relocated to the Caribbean in the 1950s.

    The Lady From the Sea (Drama Classics)

    By Henrik Ibsen Translated by Kenneth McLeish

    One of Ibsen's most powerful studies of female psychology, in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

    Lady Windermere's Fan

    A biting satire on the morals of Victorian society, in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

    The League of Youth

    Ibsen's political comedy, in a crisp and satirical version by Andy Barrett.

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    The Learned Ladies

    By Molière Translated by A.R. Waller

    Molière's satire of intellectual snobbery, in a translation first performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Published in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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    Les Parents Terribles

    By Jean Cocteau Translated by Jeremy Sams

    Jean Cocteau's frank, ironic, bruisingly melodramatic play dealing with incest and the diseased love from which it stems.

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    Life is a Dream

    A classic from the Spanish Golden Age, Calderón's richly poetic, epic masterpiece explores illusion, reality, fate and destiny against the backdrop of a mythical Polish kingdom.

    Life is a Dream (Drama Classics)

    A masterpiece of the Spanish Golden Age, in an English version by John Clifford.

    Liolà

    By Tanya Ronder Original author Luigi Pirandello

    A funny and touching new version of Pirandello's high-spirited drama, set at the heart of a rural community where property and family unleash fierce passions.