Classic Drama (pre-1945)

See also: Ancient Classic Drama; Drama Classics series.

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The Rover

A classic Restoration comedy by one of the earliest and most celebrated female playwrights. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

Woyzeck (Drama Classics)

One of the most performed and influential plays in German theatre, a modern classic that remains frighteningly relevant today. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

Hedda Gabler (Drama Classic)

By Henrik Ibsen Translated by Kenneth McLeish

An English version of Henrik Ibsen's play Hedda Gabler, published in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

The Changeling

Middleton and Rowley's masterpiece, a tale of murder, lust, seduction and blackmail in the seventeenth century.

The Seagull (Drama Classics)

Chekhov's early tragedy, translated and introduced by Stephen Mulrine.

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.

The Way of the World

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

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Miss Julie (Drama Classics)

Strindberg's classic naturalistic play, translated and introduced by Kenneth McLeish. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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.

The Duchess of Malfi

The macabre Jacobean tragedy, in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde's undying comedy – in an edition to fit any handbag.

The Country Wife

A classically bawdy Restoration Comedy, widely regarded as one of the filthiest and funniest plays ever written.