Classic Drama (pre-1945)

See also: Ancient Classic Drama; Drama Classics series.

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The White Devil

The Italian Court is riddled with corruption in this classic Jacobean tragedy. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

Don Juan

By Molière Translated by Kenneth McLeish

Molière's comedy about the notorious womaniser, in a fresh and performable translation by Kenneth McLeish.

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Children of the Sun

By Maxim Gorky Translated by Stephen Mulrine

A Chekhovian family drama, first staged in Russia in 1905.

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Uncle Vanya

Chekhov's great play about an elderly professor whose plans to sell off his rural estate threaten the livelihoods of those who have worked tirelessly to keep the estate going.

A Flea in Her Ear

A classic French farce of infidelity and mistaken identity. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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The Lady From the Sea

By Henrik Ibsen Translated by Kenneth McLeish

One of Ibsen's most powerful studies of female psychology, in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

Rosmersholm

By Henrik Ibsen Translated by Kenneth McLeish

Ibsen's play about idealism and liberalism undermined by a deeply conservative society. In an English translation by Kenneth McLeish, published in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

The Wild Duck

By Henrik Ibsen Translated by Stephen Mulrine

Ibsen's masterpiece of modern tragicomedy, in an English translation by Stephen Mulrine. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

Summerfolk

By Maxim Gorky Translated by Stephen Mulrine

Gorky's magnificent play about the Russian bourgeois social class and the changes occurring around them in the middle of the first decade of the twentieth century. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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The Beggar's Opera

John Gay's bawdy and burlesque pastiche of classical Italian opera, often regarded as the world's first ever musical.

A Chaste Maid in Cheapside

A delightfully lewd city comedy by the co-author of The Changeling.

The Emperor Jones

An expressionistic chronicle of a black dictator's flight from his oppressed subjects.

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