Classic Drama (pre-1945)

See also: Ancient Classic Drama; Drama Classics series.

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Salome

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

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.

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The School for Scandal

A classic comedy of manners, ridiculing affectation and pretentiousness. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

Seagull

A striking version of Chekhov's classic play, restoring the cuts demanded by the Russian censor in 1896.

The Seagull

Chekhov's early tragedy, translated and introduced by Stephen Mulrine.

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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The Servant of Two Masters

A classic Italian comedy that remains blisteringly hilarious and relevant, over two hundred and fifty years after it was written. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

She Stoops to Conquer

The best-loved English comedy of the 18th century, a lighthearted farce full of entanglements and misunderstandings, all set over the course of single, eventful night. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

A Shoemaker, A Gentleman

In this entertainingly far-fetched play, Rowley combines mythical tales of the origin of St Alban's with folklore about the craft of shoemaking to produce a comic history which draws together the foundations of British nationhood.

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The Shoemakers' Holiday

A rumbustious Elizabethan comedy featuring identity fraud, love triangles and a marriage proposal disguised as a shoe fitting. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

Six Characters in Search of an Author

Pirandello's most famous play, about the nature of theatre and the problems of theatricality. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

Slave Ubu

The third and final part of The Ubu Plays, Alfred Jarry's surreal and hilarious satire of power, greed, and bourgeois pretension. Slave Ubu concludes the adventures of Pa Ubu.

Published in volume Ubu