Classic Drama (pre-1945)

See also: Ancient Classic Drama; Drama Classics series.

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John Gabriel Borkman

Nicholas Wright's sensitive version of Ibsen's late play, about a family brought low by the disgrace and imprisonment of its patriarch.

John Gabriel Borkman

By Henrik Ibsen Translated by Stephen Mulrine

A sparkling translation of Ibsen's penultimate play.

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The Jew of Malta

Christopher Marlowe's drama of religious conflict, intrigue, and revenge, set on the island of Malta. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

Ivanov

Chekhov's compelling early play, set in a country weighed down by political, ideological and spiritual stagnation. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

An Italian Straw Hat

A classic 19th-century French farce, in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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.

The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde's undying comedy – in an edition to fit any handbag.

The Illusion

An enchanting argument for the power of theatrical imagination over reality, The Illusion weaves obsession and caprice, romance and murder, fact and fiction, into an enticing exploration of the greatest illusion of all – love.

An Ideal Husband

The Rolls-Royce of English comedies, exploring corruption and morality, and bringing an act of political sin into the heart of the English home.

The Hypochondriac

By Molière Translated by Martin Sorrell

Molière's classic farce in a fresh and performable translation. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

The House of Bernarda Alba

García Lorca's drama about the shattering effects of emotional repression on a family of cloistered daughters, in a version by playwright Rona Munro for the critically acclaimed Shared Experience Theatre Company.

The House of Bernarda Alba

Lorca's extraordinarily powerful drama, the last he wrote before his assassination, explores the darkness at the heart of repression.

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Jules Verne, adapted by Laura Eason

Created by Mark Gatiss