Classic Drama (pre-1945)

See also: Ancient Classic Drama; Drama Classics series.

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The White Devil (RSC version)

A violent tragedy, regarded as one of the great works of Jacobean theatre. Features the text edited for the 2014 RSC production, and introductions by key members of its creative team.

Richard III (West End edition)

Jamie Lloyd's version of Shakespeare's Richard III, edited for his Trafalgar Transformed production of the play in 2014, with additional bonus material.

The Dance of Death

A visceral new version of Strindberg’s compelling, bitingly funny battle of wills.

Arden of Faversham

A domestic tragedy about a woman plotting to have her husband murdered, Arden of Faversham was first published in 1592. Its authorship is unknown, although suggestions include Thomas Kyd, Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare.

The Roaring Girl

A hilarious city comedy by the authors of A Mad World, My Masters and The Shoemaker's Holiday. features the text edited for the RSC production, and introductions by key members of its creative team. Part of the RSC's Roaring Girls season.

The Bear

A one-act comic play about a reclusive young widow whose life takes a surprisingly romantic turn.

Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

    The Proposal

    A brilliantly funny one-act play about a hypochondriac attempting to propose to an argumentative young woman.

    Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

      A Tragic Figure

      A comic duologue about a civil servant sweltering in Moscow coping with the incessant demands of his family from their summer dacha.

      Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

        On the Evils of Tobacco

        A bittersweet monologue in which a scientific lecture is hijacked by thoughts of domestic misery.

        Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

          The Wedding

          A one-act play by Chekhov in a translation by Chekhov expert Stephen Mulrine.

          Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

            Swansong

            A comic duologue about a melancholy old actor perked up by memories of past glories.

            Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

              Ghosts

              Richard Eyre's version of Ibsen's Ghosts is a fresh and vivid depiction of a woman who yearns for emotional and sexual freedom, but who is too timid to achieve it.

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