Classic Drama (pre-1945)

See also: Ancient Classic Drama; Drama Classics series.

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Faust: Parts I & II

A two-part version of Goethe's great work, retaining the mighty scope, linguistic daring and philosophical intricacy of the original.

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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.

The Honest Whore

A passionate tale of paternal disapproval and sexual deceit, following the lives of a princess and a whore.

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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.

King Leir

An anonymous Elizabethan play about the ancient king of Britain, a prime source for Shakespeare's version of the story.

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The Witches of Lancashire

A sensational dramatisation of the seventeenth-century witch trials, first performed at the original Globe Theatre in 1634.

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The Fleer

A bawdy, satiric and theatrically allusive comedy that was extremely popular with seventeenth-century readers.

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The Tempest

An eidition of the play in the Shakespeare Folios series - offering the absolute authenticity of the First Folio in a totally accessible form.

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Three Sisters

By Anton Chekhov Translated by Paul Schmidt

A clear, colloquial and accurate translation of Chekhov's play about the Prozorov family's dream of returning from the provinces to an idealised Moscow.

Peer Gynt

A fresh translation of one of the last great epics of the nineteenth century.

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Strange Interlude

A controversial work of extraordinary power, remarkable length (9 acts), and use of asides to express the characters' unspoken thoughts. An outstanding, somewhat Freudian play from one of the twentieth century's most significant writers.

Cyrano de Bergerac

The nineteenth-century French classic about the swordsman-poet with the nose too large to be taken seriously, in an acclaimed English translation by Anthony Burgess.

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