NHB Classic Plays

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The Rover

A classic Restoration comedy by one of the earliest and most celebrated female playwrights. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

Rosmersholm

A portrait of idealism and democracy floundering in a society of conservatism and opportunism, considered by many to be Ibsen's dramatic masterpiece.

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Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare's heartbreaking tale of forbidden love, brought to life in a new production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh.

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.

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Richard III (West End edition)

Jamie Lloyd's version of Shakespeare's Richard III, edited for his Trafalgar Transformed production of the play in 2014, with additional bonus material.

The Proposal

A brilliantly funny one-act play about a hypochondriac attempting to propose to an argumentative young woman.

Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

    Peribanez

    A gripping drama of sex, power and passion from the Spanish Golden Age.

    Orestes: Blood and Light

    By Helen Edmundson Original author Euripides

    An explosive retelling of the most savage and powerful of ancient myths - the story of avenging siblings, Electra and Orestes.

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    On the Evils of Tobacco

    A bittersweet monologue in which a scientific lecture is hijacked by thoughts of domestic misery.

    Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

      A New Way to Please You (or The Old Law)

      A black comedy about a question that haunts us today - what to do about an ageing population.

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      Nathan the Wise

      Lessing's 18th-century masterpiece, a passionate plea for religious tolerance.

      Naked

      Pirandello's ingenious detective story about a young woman who is hounded by the press after the death of a child in her care..

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