NHB Classic Plays

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Desire Under the Elms

A story of greed, yearning and murder with incest and infanticide, and edged with echoes of Ancient Greek tragedy within a New England farming family.

    The Great God Brown

    A demonstration of O'Neill's expressionistic experimentation with masks to emphasise the distinction between characters, and the lack of understanding in human relationships.

      French Without Tears

      A masterpiece of light comedy from Terence Rattigan, about a group of bright young things attempting to learn French on the Riviera amid myriad distractions.

      Volpone

      Volpone is a Venetian aristocrat, a loveable rogue who enjoys the cunning pursuit of wealth more than money itself. Pretending to be mortally ill, he watches as his greedy neighbours swarm around him with expensive gifts in the hope of inheriting his fortune.

      Les Parents Terribles

      By Jean Cocteau Translated by Jeremy Sams

      Jean Cocteau's frank, ironic, bruisingly melodramatic play dealing with incest and the diseased love from which it stems.

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      Three Sisters

      Chekhov's masterpiece of provincial claustrophobia, translated and introduced by Stephen Mulrine.

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      Medea

      The powerful myth of Medea, who murders her children as revenge for her husband's infidelity. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

      A Doll's House

      By Henrik Ibsen Translated by Kenneth McLeish

      Ibsen's revolutionary tale of a woman's awakening to her need for a life of her own.

      A Touch of the Poet

      A powerful play tracking the Yankee experience from innocence to corruption, from one of the twentieth century's most significant writers.

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      All God's Chillun Got Wings

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

        The Hairy Ape

        A nightmarish condemnation of the dehumanising effects of industrialisation on the American people.

          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.

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