NHB Classic Plays

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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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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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Swansong

A comic duologue about a melancholy old actor perked up by memories of past glories.

Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

    Strange Interlude

    A controversial work of extraordinary power, remarkable length (9 acts), and use of asides to express the characters' unspoken thoughts. An outstanding, somewhat Freudian play from one of the twentieth century's most significant writers.

    Spring Awakening

    Frank Wedekind's famously banned German play about adolescent sexuality.

    Slave Ubu

    The third and final part of The Ubu Plays, Alfred Jarry's surreal and hilarious satire of power, greed, and bourgeois pretension. Slave Ubu concludes the adventures of Pa Ubu.

    Published in volume Ubu

      Sejanus: His Fall

      A gripping historical tragedy, set in the time of the Roman Emperor Tiberius, about a man ruthlessly working his way to the top, destroying everyone in his path.

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      Seagull

      A striking version of Chekhov's classic play, restoring the cuts demanded by the Russian censor in 1896.

      The Seagull

      Chekhov's early tragedy, translated and introduced by Stephen Mulrine.

      Salome

      The savage power of ancient myth collides with twentieth-century decadence in Oscar Wilde's astonishing tragedy.

      The Rover

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