Classic Drama (pre-1945)

See also: Ancient Classic Drama; Drama Classics series.

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A Woman of No Importance

Oscar Wilde's audacious drama of social scandal centres around the revelation of a long-concealed secret. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

Sejanus: His Fall

A gripping historical tragedy, set in the time of the Roman Emperor Tiberius, about a man ruthlessly working his way to the top, destroying everyone in his path.

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Scapino

By Molière Translated by Jeremy Sams

A superlative farce by the master of the form, Molière, written at the height of his powers, a masterclass in comic construction. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

The Misanthrope

By Molière Translated by Stephen Mulrine

Molière's most-admired comedy of manners, about a man whose quickness to criticise the flaws in others, and in himself, leads him into deep trouble. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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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Believe What You Will

A Middle-Eastern leader comes out of hiding, and is hounded from state to state by the forces of the Roman Empire who threaten sanctions and ultimately war on anyone who harbours him.

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Blood Wedding

García Lorca's blood-soaked story of doomed love, in a version by playwright Tanya Ronder.

Don Carlos

Schiller's great tragedy transformed by Mike Poulton into an intense and gripping historical thriller.

Women Beware Women

A Jacobean gore-fest of enforced seduction and ultimate revenge. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

Hedda Gabler (Almeida Theatre version)

Richard Eyre's high-profile adaptation of Ibsen's famous 'problem play' about a headstrong woman's determination to control those around her.

Thomas More

The incendiary story of Henry VIII's chancellor, Sir Thomas More, executed for failing to arrange Henry's divorce from Catherine of Aragon.

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A New Way to Please You (or The Old Law)

A black comedy about a question that haunts us today - what to do about an ageing population.