Classic Drama (pre-1945)

See also: Ancient Classic Drama; Drama Classics series.

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Ghosts

Richard Eyre's version of Ibsen's Ghosts is a fresh and vivid depiction of a woman who yearns for emotional and sexual freedom, but who is too timid to achieve it.

Liolà

By Tanya Ronder Original author Luigi Pirandello

A funny and touching new version of Pirandello's high-spirited drama, set at the heart of a rural community where property and family unleash fierce passions.

The Roaring Girl

A hilarious city comedy by the authors of A Mad World, My Masters and The Shoemaker's Holiday. features the text edited for the RSC production, and introductions by key members of its creative team. Part of the RSC's Roaring Girls season.

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.

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