NHB Classic Plays

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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.

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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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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Sejanus: His Fall

A gripping historical tragedy, set in the time of the Roman Emperor Tiberius, about a man ruthlessly working his way to the top, destroying everyone in his path.

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Thomas More

The incendiary story of Henry VIII's chancellor, Sir Thomas More, executed for failing to arrange Henry's divorce from Catherine of Aragon.

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The Father

Strindberg's gripping psychological drama about the battle of the sexes, in a version by Mike Poulton.

A Touch of the Poet

A powerful play tracking the Yankee experience from innocence to corruption, from one of the twentieth century's most significant writers.

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Chekhov: Four Plays

Anton Chekhov's four greatest plays in one volume - in sensitive, accurate and much-performed translations. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classic Collections series.

Greek Tragedy: Three Plays

Three of the most famous tragedies from Ancient Greece - Antigone, Bacchae and Medea - all featuring female protagonists.

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Restoration Comedy: Three Plays

Three of the most popular Restoration comedies in one volume, all dealing with the place of women in society.

Blood Wedding

García Lorca's blood-soaked story of doomed love, in a version by playwright Tanya Ronder.

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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.

Exiles

James Joyce's only play, a startlingly modern portrait of a marriage.

Flight

A rich and poetic play set during the Russian Civil War, by the author of The Master and Margarita.

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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.

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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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.

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Luise Miller

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