Classic Drama (pre-1945)

See also: Ancient Classic Drama; Drama Classics series.

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After the Dance

Rattigan's brilliant attack on the hedonistic lifestyle of the ‘bright young things’ of the 1920s and 30s.

Ah! Wilderness

An affectionate and witty comedy of recollection from one of the twentieth century's most significant writers. A family-based saga set in the years just before the First World War.

The Alchemist

Ben Jonson's classic comedy, in a handy pocket edition in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

All for Love

Dryden's 1677 play All for Love is a version of the Antony and Cleopatra story, told as a heroic tragedy.

All God's Chillun Got Wings

An expressionist play about a violently dysfunctional mixed-race marriage, inspired by an old Negro spiritual.

    All's Well That Ends Well

    An edition of Shakespeare's play in the authoritative and accessible Shakespeare Folios series.

    Anna Christie

    Eugene O’Neill’s epic Pulitzer Prize-winning play about love and forgiveness.

    The Antipodes (Globe Quarto)

    An ingenious satirical comedy, often considered playwright Richard Brome's masterpiece and one of the greatest comedies of the Caroline era, presenting a farcically topsy-turvey view of London in the 1630s.

    Arden of Faversham

    A domestic tragedy about a woman plotting to have her husband murdered, Arden of Faversham was first published in 1592. Its authorship is unknown, although suggestions include Thomas Kyd, Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare.

    As You Like It

    An edition of Shakespeare's play that offers the absolute authenticity of the First Folio in a totally accessible form.

    Bartholomew Fair

    Ben Jonson's bawdy Jacobean comedy, in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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    The Bear

    A one-act comic play about a reclusive young widow whose life takes a surprisingly romantic turn.

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