Classic Drama (pre-1945)

See also: Ancient Classic Drama; Drama Classics series.

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The Bear

A one-act comic play about a reclusive young widow whose life takes a surprisingly romantic turn.

Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

    Bartholomew Fair

    Ben Jonson's bawdy Jacobean comedy, in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

    As You Like It

    An edition of Shakespeare's play that offers the absolute authenticity of the First Folio in a totally accessible form.

    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 Antipodes

    An ingenious satirical comedy, often considered playwright Richard Brome's masterpiece and one of the greatest comedies of the Caroline era, presenting a farcically topsy-turvey view of London in the 1630s.

    Anna Christie

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

    All's Well That Ends Well

    An edition of Shakespeare's play in the authoritative and accessible Shakespeare Folios series.

    All God's Chillun Got Wings

    An expressionist play about a violently dysfunctional mixed-race marriage, inspired by an old Negro spiritual.

      All for Love

      Dryden's 1677 play All for Love is a version of the Antony and Cleopatra story, told as a heroic tragedy.

      The Alchemist

      Ben Jonson's classic comedy, in a handy pocket edition in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

      Ah! Wilderness

      An affectionate and witty comedy of recollection from one of the twentieth century's most significant writers. A family-based saga set in the years just before the First World War.

      After the Dance

      Rattigan's brilliant attack on the hedonistic lifestyle of the ‘bright young things’ of the 1920s and 30s.