Classic Drama (pre-1945)

See also: Ancient Classic Drama; Drama Classics series.

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An Italian Straw Hat

A classic 19th-century French farce, in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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The Revenger's Tragedy

A Jacobean tale of personal vengeance in a morally bankrupt world. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

Doctor Faustus

The classic story of the learned Doctor Faustus who sells his soul to the devil.

The Recruiting Officer

A classic Restoration-era comedy about the sexual exploits of two officers, the womanising Plume and the cowardly Brazen, as they go about their task of recruiting soldiers in the town of Shrewsbury.

The Master Builder

By Henrik Ibsen Translated by Kenneth McLeish

Ibsen's study of the corrosive effects of a guilty conscience. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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All for Love

Dryden's 1677 play All for Love is a version of the Antony and Cleopatra story, told as a heroic tragedy.

The Spanish Tragedy

A ghoulish and bloody 16th-century tragedy. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

Edward II

The political tragedy of a King who indulges his passion and renounces his duties, and ultimately pays the price for forsaking his country.

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The Cherry Orchard

Chekhov's classic tragicomedy, translated and introduced by Stephen Mulrine.

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The School for Scandal

A classic comedy of manners, ridiculing affectation and pretentiousness. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

Peer Gynt

By Henrik Ibsen Translated by Kenneth McLeish

Ibsen's mighty epic, by turns fantastic and tragic, based on the Norwegian fairy tale Per Gynt. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

She Stoops to Conquer

The best-loved English comedy of the 18th century, a lighthearted farce full of entanglements and misunderstandings, all set over the course of single, eventful night. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.