Kenneth McLeish

Kenneth McLeish was the most widely respected and prolific translator of drama in Britain and, until his early death in 1997, edited the NHB Drama Classics series.

The powerful myth of Medea, who murders her children as revenge for her husband's infidelity. In the Nick Hern Books...
An English version of Henrik Ibsen's play Hedda Gabler, published in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics
Ubu
Three plays following the adventures of Pa and Ma Ubu in their absurd world. King Ubu, the...
Strindberg's classic naturalistic play, translated and introduced by Kenneth McLeish. In the Nick Hern Books Dram...
Ibsen's revolutionary tale of a woman's awakening to her need for a life of her own.
A classic 19th-century French farce, in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.
Ibsen's study of the corrosive effects of a guilty conscience. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series....
Molière's comedy about the notorious womaniser, in a fresh and performable translation by Kenneth McLeish.
The story of revenge by the half-man, half-god Dionysos on Pentheus, King of Thebes, and all his people.
Despite Peer's quest for absolute purity he repeatedly falls for the fleshy temptations of compromise, as he swaggers...
A classic French farce of infidelity and mistaken identity. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.
One of Ibsen's most powerful studies of female psychology, in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.
The classic myth of Oedipal prohecy and trying to outrun one's own fate as decided by the Gods.
When Rosmer abandons his faith after the death of his wife, his former friends question his morality. But with guilty...
In the aftermath of the bloody Trojan Wars, the women of the city lament their fate and look fearfully ahead to the f...