Classic Drama (pre-1945)

See also: Ancient Classic Drama; Drama Classics series.

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The Malcontent

A tragicomedy full of courtly intrigue, betrayal and jealousy. In the Nick Hern Books RSC Classics series.

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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.

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Life is a Dream

A classic from the Spanish Golden Age, Calderón's richly poetic, epic masterpiece explores illusion, reality, fate and destiny against the backdrop of a mythical Polish kingdom.

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Salome

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

Luise Miller

A masterpiece of power and politics that explores the battle between honour and corruption, between truth and betrayal.

Flare Path

A moving story of love and loyalty, courage and fear, based on Terence Rattigan's own experiences as a tail gunner in the Second World War.

The League of Youth

Ibsen's political comedy, in a crisp and satirical version by Andy Barrett.

The City Madam (RSC edition)

A waspish city comedy attacking the vices of hypocrisy, greed, self-indulgence and social pretension.

Seagull

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

Judgement Day

An adaptation of Ibsen's extraordinary last play, When We Dead Awaken, one of his most deeply personal works.

Machinal

A powerful expressionist drama from the 1920s about the dependent status of women in an increasingly mechanised society, based on the true story of Ruth Snyder.

French Without Tears

A masterpiece of light comedy from Terence Rattigan, about a group of bright young things attempting to learn French on the Riviera amid myriad distractions.