Classic Drama (pre-1945)

See also: Ancient Classic Drama; Drama Classics series.

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Cardenio

Shakespeare's 'lost play' re-imagined

Set in the heat and dust of Andalusia in seventeenth-century Spain, Cardenio is the story of a friendship betrayed, with all the elements of a thriller: disguise, dishonour and deceit.

Anna Christie

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

An Enemy of the People

Arthur Miller's version of Ibsen's most explosive play.

Machinal

A powerful expressionist drama from the 1920s about the dependent status of women in an increasingly mechanised society, based on the true story of Ruth Snyder.

A Mad World, My Masters

A masterly satire of London society at the turn of the 17th century, abounding with Middleton's craft and wit.

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The Custom of the Country

A 17th-century play tracing the fortunes of two brothers shipwrecked in a foreign land.

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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 Merry Devil of Edmonton

A popular comedy from the early-17th century, combining romance, magic, deer poaching and abduction from a nunnery. Part of the Nick Hern Books Globe Quartos series.

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The Mayor of Queenborough, or Hengist, King of Kent

Middleton's only surviving historical play, published in the Nick Hern Books Globe Quartos series.

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The Island Princess

A lyrical and poetic Discovery Play about Princess Quisara of the Indonesian island of Tidore, who vows to marry the man who can free her imprisoned brother.

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Three Sisters

Nicholas Wright's version of Chekhov's masterpiece, in which four young people are left stranded in a provincial backwater following the death of their father.

Nathan the Wise

Lessing's 18th-century masterpiece, a passionate plea for religious tolerance.