Classic Drama (pre-1945)

See also: Ancient Classic Drama; Drama Classics series.

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The Revenger's Tragedy

A Jacobean tale of personal vengeance in a morally bankrupt world. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

The Recruiting Officer

A classic Restoration-era comedy about the sexual exploits of two officers, the womanising Plume and the cowardly Brazen, as they go about their task of recruiting soldiers in the town of Shrewsbury.

Queen Margaret

Using Shakespeare’s orginal lines, alongside new text, Jeanie O’Hare retells The Wars of the Roses through the eyes of the extraordinary Margaret of Anjou.

The Proposal

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

Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

    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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    The Playboy of the Western World

    J.M. Synge's extraordinary play about a young man on the run, and his unexpected elevation to folk hero. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

    Phedra

    By Jean Racine Translated by Julie Rose

    Racine's reworking of Euripides' Hippolytus, celebrated for its tragic construction and the richness of its language.

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    Peribanez

    A gripping drama of sex, power and passion from the Spanish Golden Age.

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    Peer Gynt

    A fresh translation of one of the last great epics of the nineteenth century.

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    Peer Gynt

    By Henrik Ibsen Translated by Kenneth McLeish

    Ibsen's mighty epic, by turns fantastic and tragic, based on the Norwegian fairy tale Per Gynt. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

    Othello

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

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    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

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