Classic Drama (pre-1945)

See also: Ancient Classic Drama; Drama Classics series.

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The Machine Wreckers

By Ernst Toller Translated by Ashley Dukes

A classic of German expressionism by an active revolutionary who was also an accomplished poet and playwright.

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Mary Stuart

Schiller's grand historical tragedy, a battle of wits between Mary Queen of Scots and her captor, Queen Elizabeth I.

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Flight

A rich and poetic play set during the Russian Civil War, by the author of The Master and Margarita.

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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.

Rosmersholm

A portrait of idealism and democracy floundering in a society of conservatism and opportunism, considered by many to be Ibsen's dramatic masterpiece.

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Eastward Ho!

A collaboratively written City Comedy which sees true love and virtue triumphing over social-climbing, deception and trickery. In the Nick Hern Books RSC Classics series.

Blood Wedding

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

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Exiles

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

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.

Dances of Death

A gripping new version of Strindberg's masterly, darkly hilarious depiction of the struggles and strains of marriage.

Liolà

By Tanya Ronder Original author Luigi Pirandello

A funny and touching new version of Pirandello's high-spirited drama, set at the heart of a rural community where property and family unleash fierce passions.

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The Roaring Girl

A hilarious city comedy by the authors of A Mad World, My Masters and The Shoemaker's Holiday. features the text edited for the RSC production, and introductions by key members of its creative team. Part of the RSC's Roaring Girls season.