NHB Classic Plays

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Seagull

A striking version of Chekhov's classic play, restoring the cuts demanded by the Russian censor in 1896.

The Seagull

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

Salome

The savage power of ancient myth collides with twentieth-century decadence in Oscar Wilde's astonishing tragedy.

The Rover

A classic Restoration comedy by one of the earliest and most celebrated female playwrights. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

Rosmersholm

A portrait of idealism and democracy floundering in a society of conservatism and opportunism, considered by many to be Ibsen's dramatic masterpiece.

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Romeo and Juliet (Plays at the Garrick edition)

Shakespeare's heartbreaking tale of forbidden love, brought to life in a new production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh.

The Roaring Girl

A hilarious city comedy by the authors of A Mad World, My Masters and The Shoemaker's Holiday. features the text edited for the RSC production, and introductions by key members of its creative team. Part of the RSC's Roaring Girls season.

Richard III (West End edition)

Jamie Lloyd's version of Shakespeare's Richard III, edited for his Trafalgar Transformed production of the play in 2014, with additional bonus material.

Restoration Comedy: Three Plays

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

The Proposal

A brilliantly funny one-act play about a hypochondriac attempting to propose to an argumentative young woman.

Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

    Peribanez

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

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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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    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

      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.

      Nathan the Wise

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

      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..

      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.

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      Miss Julie & Creditors

      Two plays by August Strindberg

      August Strindberg's classic portrayals of secrets and lies, seduction and power – both written in the summer of 1888 – in brilliant new versions by Howard Brenton.