NHB Classic Plays

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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 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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Hedda Gabler

By Henrik Ibsen Translated by Kenneth McLeish

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

Mary Stuart

Schiller's grand historical tragedy, a battle of wits between Mary Queen of Scots and her captor, Queen Elizabeth I.

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The White Devil

The Italian Court is riddled with corruption in this classic Jacobean tragedy. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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.

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 Seagull

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

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.

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    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.

    Cuckold Ubu

    A sequel to King Ubu, Alfred Jarry's surreal and hilarious satire of power, greed, and bourgeois pretension. Cuckold Ubu continues the adventures of Pa Ubu.

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      Slave Ubu

      The third and final part of The Ubu Plays, Alfred Jarry's surreal and hilarious satire of power, greed, and bourgeois pretension. Slave Ubu concludes the adventures of Pa Ubu.

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        Flight

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

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        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..

        Bacchae

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

        The Cherry Orchard

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

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        Uncle Vanya

        Chekhov's great play about an elderly professor whose plans to sell off his rural estate threaten the livelihoods of those who have worked tirelessly to keep the estate going.

        The House of Bernarda Alba

        García Lorca's drama about the shattering effects of emotional repression on a family of cloistered daughters, in a version by playwright Rona Munro for the critically acclaimed Shared Experience Theatre Company.