NHB Classic Plays

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The Great God Brown

A demonstration of O'Neill's expressionistic experimentation with masks to emphasise the distinction between characters, and the lack of understanding in human relationships.

    Ghosts

    Richard Eyre's version of Ibsen's Ghosts is a fresh and vivid depiction of a woman who yearns for emotional and sexual freedom, but who is too timid to achieve it.

    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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    French Without Tears

    A masterpiece of light comedy from Terence Rattigan, about a group of bright young things attempting to learn French on the Riviera amid myriad distractions.

    French Without Tears (2015 edition)

    Terence Rattigan’s sparkling comedy about a group of bright young things attempting to learn French on the Riviera amid myriad distractions, French Without Tears ran for over a thousand performances in the 1930s and remains a delight today.

    Flight

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

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    Faust: Parts I & II

    A two-part version of Goethe's great work, retaining the mighty scope, linguistic daring and philosophical intricacy of the original.

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    The Father

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

    Exiles

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

    An Enemy of the People

    Arthur Miller's version of Ibsen's most explosive play.

    The Enchantment

    The extraordinary and mesmeric play by the Swedish author who was reputedly a model for Miss Julie and Hedda Gabler.

    The Emperor Jones

    An expressionistic chronicle of a black dictator's flight from his oppressed subjects.

      Emperor and Galilean

      By Henrik Ibsen Adapted by Ben Power

      A thrilling version of Ibsen's epic play, charting the true odyssey of an astonishing man as he struggles to find spiritual fulfilment and political pre-eminence.

      A Dream Play

      Caryl Churchill's spare and resonant version of Strindberg's enigmatic masterpiece.

      Don Carlos

      Schiller's great tragedy transformed by Mike Poulton into an intense and gripping historical thriller.

      A Doll's House

      By Henrik Ibsen Translated by Kenneth McLeish

      Ibsen's revolutionary tale of a woman's awakening to her need for a life of her own.

      Desire Under the Elms

      A story of greed, yearning and murder with incest and infanticide, and edged with echoes of Ancient Greek tragedy within a New England farming family.

        Dances of Death

        A gripping new version of Strindberg's masterly, darkly hilarious depiction of the struggles and strains of marriage.