NHB Classic Plays

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The Rover

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

An Ideal Husband

The Rolls-Royce of English comedies, exploring corruption and morality, and bringing an act of political sin into the heart of the English home.

Medea (Theatre Babel version)

By Euripides Adapted by Liz Lochhead

Euripides' classic story of the woman who murders her own children in revenge for her husband's infidelity, here given a distinctive Scots flavour by the poet and playwright Liz Lochhead.

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Antigone

By Sophocles Translated by Marianne McDonald

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

Lulu

The first version of Wedekind's celebrated erotic masterpiece to be based on the author's original text, restoring the clarity, the daring and the sexual explicitness of a modern masterpiece written a hundred years before its time.

Thyestes

By Seneca Translated by Caryl Churchill

Atreus, Agamemnon's father, takes revenge on his brother Thyestes by murdering Thyestes' sons and serving their flesh up for their father's dinner.

The Country Wife

A classically bawdy Restoration Comedy, widely regarded as one of the filthiest and funniest plays ever written.

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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The Wise Woman of Hoxton

A city comedy complete with cross-dressing and disguise, dating from around 1605.

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The Witches of Lancashire

A sensational dramatisation of the seventeenth-century witch trials, first performed at the original Globe Theatre in 1634.

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'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.

John Gabriel Borkman

By Henrik Ibsen Translated by Stephen Mulrine

A sparkling translation of Ibsen's penultimate play.

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Peribanez

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

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Nathan the Wise

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

Three Sisters

Nicholas Wright's version of Chekhov's masterpiece, in which four young people are left stranded in a provincial backwater following the death of their father.

Women of Troy

By Euripides Translated by Kenneth McLeish

Euripides' great tragedy, covering themes of religious scepticism, the injustices within roles for women and the destructive power of war. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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The Mandate

A chillingly grotesque farce set in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution.

A Dream Play

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