NHB Classic Plays

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Life is a Dream (Donmar Warehouse version)

A classic from the Spanish Golden Age, Calderón's richly poetic, epic masterpiece explores illusion, reality, fate and destiny against the backdrop of a mythical Polish kingdom.

Les Parents Terribles

By Jean Cocteau Translated by Jeremy Sams

Jean Cocteau's frank, ironic, bruisingly melodramatic play dealing with incest and the diseased love from which it stems.

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The League of Youth

Ibsen's political comedy, in a crisp and satirical version by Andy Barrett.

Lady Windermere's Fan

A biting satire on the morals of Victorian society, in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

The Lady from the Sea

Ibsen's moving play about duty and self-determination, relocated to the Caribbean in the 1950s.

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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    Judgement Day

    An adaptation of Ibsen's extraordinary last play, When We Dead Awaken, one of his most deeply personal works.

    John Gabriel Borkman

    By Henrik Ibsen Translated by Stephen Mulrine

    A sparkling translation of Ibsen's penultimate play.

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    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.

    The Importance of Being Earnest

    Oscar Wilde's undying comedy – in an edition to fit any handbag.

    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.

    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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    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.

    The House of Bernarda Alba

    Lorca's extraordinarily powerful drama, the last he wrote before his assassination, explores the darkness at the heart of repression.

    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.

    Hedda Gabler (Abbey Theatre version)

    A fluid yet faithful adaptation of Ibsen's masterpiece.

    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.

    The Hairy Ape

    A nightmarish condemnation of the dehumanising effects of industrialisation on the American people.