Classic Drama (pre-1945)

See also: Ancient Classic Drama; Drama Classics series.

Showing 13-24 of 206 items.

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.

The White Devil

The Italian Court is riddled with corruption in this classic Jacobean tragedy. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

The Wedding

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

Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

    The Way of the World

    A classic comedy of manners from the Restoration period. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

    • Paperback£4.99 £3.99
      There is limited availability of this title. Please enquire before placing your order.

    Wallenstein

    Schiller's epic trilogy set during the Thirty Years' War, adapted into a gripping single play with all the drama and twists of fate of a Shakespearean tragedy.

    • Paperback£9.99 £7.99
      There is limited availability of this title. Please enquire before placing your order.

    Volpone

    Volpone is a Venetian aristocrat, a loveable rogue who enjoys the cunning pursuit of wealth more than money itself. Pretending to be mortally ill, he watches as his greedy neighbours swarm around him with expensive gifts in the hope of inheriting his fortune.

    Uncle Vanya (Drama Classics)

    Chekhov's great play about an elderly professor whose plans to sell off his rural estate threaten the livelihoods of those who have worked tirelessly to keep the estate going.

    Uncle Vanya (Chekhov / McPherson)

    Conor McPherson's stunning adaptation of the Anton Chekhov masterpiece, a portrayal of life at the turn of the twentieth century, full of tumultuous frustration, dark humour and hidden passions.

    Twelfth Night

    An edition of the play in the Shakespeare Folios series, offering the absolute authenticity of the First Folio in a totally accessible form.

    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

      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.

      • Paperback£8.99 £7.19
        There is limited availability of this title. Please enquire before placing your order.

      Thyestes

      By Seneca Translated by Caryl Churchill

      Atreus, Agamemnon's father, takes revenge on his brother Thyestes by murdering Thyestes' sons and serving their flesh up for their father's dinner.