Classic Drama (pre-1945)

See also: Ancient Classic Drama; Drama Classics series.

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Arden of Faversham

A domestic tragedy about a woman plotting to have her husband murdered, Arden of Faversham was first published in 1592. Its authorship is unknown, although suggestions include Thomas Kyd, Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare.

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.

Hedda Gabler (Abbey Theatre version)

A fluid yet faithful adaptation of Ibsen's masterpiece.

Little Eyolf

Ibsen's forensic examination of a marriage as it falls apart, in a version by Richard Eyre.

The York Mystery Plays

Adapted by Mike Poulton

The greatest story ever told, in a version by Mike Poulton, premiered at York Minster in May 2016.

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The Lady from the Sea

Ibsen's moving play about duty and self-determination, relocated to the Caribbean in the 1950s.

Uncle Vanya

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.

The Dance of Death

A visceral new version of Strindberg’s compelling, bitingly funny battle of wills.

Miss Julie

A brilliant adaptation of Strindberg's groundbreaking masterpiece.

Life is a Dream (Donmar Warehouse version)

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.

The Master Builder

An enthralling version of an unforgettable Ibsen classic.

First Episode

Terence Rattigan's first play, published for the first time in this edition to mark the centenary of his birth. With an authoritative introduction by Rattigan scholar Dan Rebellato.