Classic Drama (pre-1945)

See also: Ancient Classic Drama; Drama Classics 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.

Three Sisters (Chekhov/Wright)

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.

Peribanez

A gripping drama of sex, power and passion from the Spanish Golden Age.

Nathan the Wise

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

The Poor Man's Comfort

A Jacobean tragicomedy from 1617, about a shepherd who seeks redress for a miscarriage of justice.

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The Mandate

A chillingly grotesque farce set in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution.

The Enchantment

The extraordinary and mesmeric play by the Swedish author who was reputedly a model for Miss Julie and Hedda Gabler.

Medea (Headlong version)

By Euripides Adapted by Mike Bartlett

A bold new version of the classic tragedy by one of Britain's hottest playwrights.

Queen Margaret

Using Shakespeare’s orginal lines, alongside new text, Jeanie O’Hare retells The Wars of the Roses through the eyes of the extraordinary Margaret of Anjou.

Wallenstein

Schiller's epic trilogy set during the Thirty Years' War, adapted into a gripping single play with all the drama and twists of fate of a Shakespearean tragedy.

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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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Salome

The savage power of ancient myth collides with twentieth-century decadence in Oscar Wilde's astonishing tragedy.