Classic Drama (pre-1945)

See also: Ancient Classic Drama; Drama Classics series.

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The Noble Spanish Soldier

A revenge tragedy set in the Spanish court, filled with powerful dramatic moments of violence, pathos, satire and humour. Part of the Globe Quartos series, co-published with Shakespeare's Globe.

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The Illusion

An enchanting argument for the power of theatrical imagination over reality, The Illusion weaves obsession and caprice, romance and murder, fact and fiction, into an enticing exploration of the greatest illusion of all – love.

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.

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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. 

Cardenio

Shakespeare's 'lost play' re-imagined

Set in the heat and dust of Andalusia in seventeenth-century Spain, Cardenio is the story of a friendship betrayed, with all the elements of a thriller: disguise, dishonour and deceit.

Anna Christie

Eugene O’Neill’s epic Pulitzer Prize-winning play about love and forgiveness.

Emperor and Galilean

By Henrik Ibsen Adapted by Ben Power

A thrilling version of Ibsen's epic play, charting the true odyssey of an astonishing man as he struggles to find spiritual fulfilment and political pre-eminence.

An Enemy of the People

Arthur Miller's version of Ibsen's most explosive play.

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.

A Mad World, My Masters

A masterly satire of London society at the turn of the 17th century, abounding with Middleton's craft and wit.

The Custom of the Country (Globe Quarto)

A 17th-century play tracing the fortunes of two brothers shipwrecked in a foreign land.

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Jules Verne, adapted by Laura Eason