NHB Classic Plays

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Thomas More

The incendiary story of Henry VIII's chancellor, Sir Thomas More, executed for failing to arrange Henry's divorce from Catherine of Aragon.

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Three Sisters

Nicholas Wright's version of Chekhov's masterpiece, in which four young people are left stranded in a provincial backwater following the death of their father.

Three Sisters

Cordelia Lynn's version of Chekhov's play, about three sisters trapped in a provincial town, waiting for their lives to begin.

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Three Sisters

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

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Thyestes

By Seneca Translated by Caryl Churchill

Atreus, Agamemnon's father, takes revenge on his brother Thyestes by murdering Thyestes' sons and serving their flesh up for their father's dinner.

'Tis Pity She's a Whore

A classic tragedy of incestuous love between brother and sister. Published in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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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A Tragic Figure

A comic duologue about a civil servant sweltering in Moscow coping with the incessant demands of his family from their summer dacha.

Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

    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.

    Uncle Vanya

    Chekhov's great play about an elderly professor whose plans to sell off his rural estate threaten the livelihoods of those who have worked tirelessly to keep the estate going.

    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.

    Wallenstein

    Schiller's epic trilogy set during the Thirty Years' War, adapted into a gripping single play with all the drama and twists of fate of a Shakespearean tragedy.

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