Classic Drama (pre-1945)

See also: Ancient Classic Drama; Drama Classics series.

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A Doll's House

By Henrik Ibsen Translated by Kenneth McLeish

Ibsen's revolutionary tale of a woman's awakening to her need for a life of her own.

A Touch of the Poet

A powerful play tracking the Yankee experience from innocence to corruption, from one of the twentieth century's most significant writers.

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The Hairy Ape

A nightmarish condemnation of the dehumanising effects of industrialisation on the American people.

    All God's Chillun Got Wings

    An expressionist play about a violently dysfunctional mixed-race marriage, inspired by an old Negro spiritual.

      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.

      Peer Gynt

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

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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.

      Mourning Becomes Electra

      A trilogy of full-length plays relocating Aeschylus' Oresteia to New England in 1865, just after the end of the American Civil War.

      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.

      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.

      The Emperor Jones

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

        Long Day's Journey into Night

        A true modern classic from one of the twentieth century's most significant writers.

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