Classic Drama (pre-1945)

See also: Ancient Classic Drama; Drama Classics series.

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The Lady From the Sea (Drama Classics)

By Henrik Ibsen Translated by Kenneth McLeish

One of Ibsen's most powerful studies of female psychology, in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

Rosmersholm (Drama Classics)

By Henrik Ibsen Translated by Kenneth McLeish

Ibsen's play about idealism and liberalism undermined by a deeply conservative society. In an English translation by Kenneth McLeish, published in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

The Wild Duck

By Henrik Ibsen Translated by Stephen Mulrine

Ibsen's masterpiece of modern tragicomedy, in an English translation by Stephen Mulrine. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

Summerfolk

By Maxim Gorky Translated by Stephen Mulrine

Gorky's magnificent play about the Russian bourgeois social class and the changes occurring around them in the middle of the first decade of the twentieth century. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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The Beggar's Opera

John Gay's bawdy and burlesque pastiche of classical Italian opera, often regarded as the world's first ever musical.

A Chaste Maid in Cheapside

A delightfully lewd city comedy by the co-author of The Changeling.

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.

The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd

By D H Lawrence Introduction by Colin Counsell

An intense and powerful drama set in a Nottinghamshire mining town. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

An Enemy of the People

By Henrik Ibsen Translated by Stephen Mulrine

Ibsen's play about an idealistic doctor whose moral resolve is put to the test when he discovers that the waters from which his native spa town draws its wealth are dangerously contaminated.

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A Woman Killed with Kindness

A startling domestic thriller from the seventeenth century, one of the first tragedies ever to be written about ordinary people. 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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The Rivals

One of the best-known eighteenth-century comedies of manners, Sheridan's first play, and still his most popular. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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