Classic Drama (pre-1945)

See also: Ancient Classic Drama; Drama Classics series.

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The League of Youth

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

The Learned Ladies

By Molière Translated by A.R. Waller

Molière's satire of intellectual snobbery, in a translation first performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Published in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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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Life is a Dream

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.

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Life is a Dream (Drama Classics)

A masterpiece of the Spanish Golden Age, in an English version by John Clifford.

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.

Little Eyolf

Ibsen's forensic examination of a marriage as it falls apart, in a version by Richard Eyre.

London Assurance

A classic comedy of manners with two of the great comic roles of the English stage, published in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

Long Day's Journey into Night

A true modern classic from one of the twentieth century's most significant writers.

Love in Idleness/Less Than Kind

The third in Terence Rattigan's unofficial trilogy of war plays, published alongside an earlier version of the play, Less Than Kind, never staged during Rattigan's lifetime.

Luise Miller

A masterpiece of power and politics that explores the battle between honour and corruption, between truth and betrayal.

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.