Classic Drama (pre-1945)

See also: Ancient Classic Drama; Drama Classics series.

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An Ideal Husband

The Rolls-Royce of English comedies, exploring corruption and morality, and bringing an act of political sin into the heart of the English home.

The Marriage of Figaro

A classic five-act French comedy by Beaumarchais, the source for Mozart's famous opera of the same name. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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La Ronde

Schnitzler's famous 'daisy-chain' play of sexual coupling, set in Vienna in the 1890s. In the Drama Classics series.

The Knight of the Burning Pestle

A classic satire on chivalric romances. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

Tartuffe

By Molière Translated by Martin Sorrell

Moliere's comic masterpiece about an irreclaimable hypocrite - one of the most famous French plays of all time.

The Shoemakers' Holiday

A rumbustious Elizabethan comedy featuring identity fraud, love triangles and a marriage proposal disguised as a shoe fitting. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

Women Beware Women

A Jacobean gore-fest of enforced seduction and ultimate revenge. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

The Miser

By Molière Translated by Martin Sorrell

Molière's story of a covetous old miser, obsessively protecting his hoard of gold and neglecting his long-suffering children. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classic series.

The Dance of Death

Strindberg's chilling anatomy of a marriage, in which the two partners duel with each other until one is utterly defeated.

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Lady Windermere's Fan

A biting satire on the morals of Victorian society, in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

The Misanthrope

By Molière Translated by Stephen Mulrine

Molière's most-admired comedy of manners, about a man whose quickness to criticise the flaws in others, and in himself, leads him into deep trouble. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

Blood Wedding

García Lorca's passionate, lyrical tale of longing and revenge: a twentieth century masterpiece.

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