Classic Drama (pre-1945)

See also: Ancient Classic Drama; Drama Classics series.

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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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The Malcontent

A tragicomedy full of courtly intrigue, betrayal and jealousy. In the Nick Hern Books RSC Classics series.

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Richard III (West End edition)

Jamie Lloyd's version of Shakespeare's Richard III, edited for his Trafalgar Transformed production of the play in 2014, with additional bonus material.

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Passionate, dangerously funny, and enduringly perceptive, a wickedly enjoyable black comedy that Strindberg considered his masterpiece.

Faust Parts 1 & 2

A fresh, performable version by John Clifford of Goethe's 'unstageable' masterpiece.

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Fuente Ovejuna

A masterpiece by one of the greatest writers of the Spanish Golden Age, including one of the most memorable acts of resistance in world drama.

Spring Awakening

Frank Wedekind's famously banned German play about adolescent sexuality.

Six Characters in Search of an Author

Pirandello's most famous play, about the nature of theatre and the problems of theatricality. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

The Beaux Stratagem

George Farquhar's immortal comedy about two young gentlemen with a misguided plan to get enrich themselves at the expense of a series of young heiresses.

'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.

The Government Inspector

A classic satire of provincial bureaucracy, in an English translation by Stephen Mulrine. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

The Rover

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