NHB Classic Plays

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The Enchantment

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

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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The Father

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

The Wild Duck

By Henrik Ibsen Translated by Stephen Mulrine

Ibsen's masterpiece of modern tragicomedy, in an English translation by Stephen Mulrine. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

Exiles

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

A Woman of No Importance

Oscar Wilde's audacious drama of social scandal centres around the revelation of a long-concealed secret. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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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Ibsen: Three Plays

Ibsen's three great 'problem plays', A Doll's House, Ghosts and Hedda Gabler, in sensitive and playable translations from the original Norwegian, along with a full introduction to the author, his times and his work.

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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.

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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Believe What You Will

A Middle-Eastern leader comes out of hiding, and is hounded from state to state by the forces of the Roman Empire who threaten sanctions and ultimately war on anyone who harbours him.

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Blood Wedding

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

Don Carlos

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

Women Beware Women

A Jacobean gore-fest of enforced seduction and ultimate revenge. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

Hedda Gabler (Almeida Theatre version)

Richard Eyre's high-profile adaptation of Ibsen's famous 'problem play' about a headstrong woman's determination to control those around her.

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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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.