NHB Classic Plays

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Three Sisters

Chekhov's masterpiece of provincial claustrophobia, translated and introduced by Stephen Mulrine.

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The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd

By D H Lawrence Introduction by Colin Counsell

An intense and powerful drama set in a Nottinghamshire mining town. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

A Woman Killed with Kindness

A startling domestic thriller from the seventeenth century, one of the first tragedies ever to be written about ordinary people. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

Yerma

Lorca's tale of an impassioned, childless woman who is driven by madness to commit a heinous crime. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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Ghosts

By Henrik Ibsen Translated by Stephen Mulrine

An English version of Ibsen's great play, published in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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Spring Awakening

Frank Wedekind's famously banned German play about adolescent sexuality.

'Tis Pity She's a Whore

A classic tragedy of incestuous love between brother and sister. Published in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

Ubu

The Ubu Plays: King Ubu, Cuckold Ubu & Slave Ubu

By Alfred Jarry Translated by Kenneth McLeish

Alfred Jarry's trilogy of plays about the comically grotesque character of Pa Ubu, satirising power, greed, and bourgeois pretension.

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Volpone

Volpone is a Venetian aristocrat, a loveable rogue who enjoys the cunning pursuit of wealth more than money itself. Pretending to be mortally ill, he watches as his greedy neighbours swarm around him with expensive gifts in the hope of inheriting his fortune.

The Way of the World

A classic comedy of manners from the Restoration period. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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A Woman of No Importance

Oscar Wilde's audacious drama of social scandal centres around the revelation of a long-concealed secret. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

Women Beware Women

A Jacobean gore-fest of enforced seduction and ultimate revenge. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

Woyzeck

One of the most performed and influential plays in German theatre, a modern classic that remains frighteningly relevant today. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

The House of Bernarda Alba

Lorca's extraordinarily powerful drama, the last he wrote before his assassination, explores the darkness at the heart of repression.

The Seagull

Chekhov's early tragedy, translated and introduced by Stephen Mulrine.

The Cherry Orchard

Chekhov's classic tragicomedy, translated and introduced by Stephen Mulrine.

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Antigone

By Sophocles Translated by Marianne McDonald

The first great 'resistance' drama - and perhaps the definitive Greek tragedy.

Bacchae

The story of revenge by the half-man, half-god Dionysos on Pentheus, King of Thebes, and all his people.