Plays

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Tales of the Lost Formicans and other plays

Four plays from one of America's finest playwrights, endowed with compassion, keen insight and an unfailing comic sensibility.

Desire Under the Elms & The Great God Brown

Two plays from one of the twentieth century's most significant writers, developed and conceived in tandem, drawing on the raw experience of the author's own family relationships.

Ah! Wilderness

An affectionate and witty comedy of recollection from one of the twentieth century's most significant writers. A family-based saga set in the years just before the First World War.

The Beaux Stratagem

George Farquhar's immortal comedy about two young gentlemen with a misguided plan to get enrich themselves at the expense of a series of young heiresses.

Miss Julie

Strindberg's classic naturalistic play, translated and introduced by Kenneth McLeish. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde's undying comedy – in an edition to fit any handbag.

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.

      The Machine Wreckers

      By Ernst Toller Translated by Ashley Dukes

      A classic of German expressionism by an active revolutionary who was also an accomplished poet and playwright.

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      Reader

      A compulsive, gripping and intense play from the author of Death and the Maiden.

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      A Little Night Music

      An utterly sophisticated and charming musical boasting such numbers as 'Send in the Clowns' and 'A Weekend in the Country'.

      Faust: Parts I & II

      A two-part version of Goethe's great work, retaining the mighty scope, linguistic daring and philosophical intricacy of the original.

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      Thinking About the Longstanding Problems of Virtue and Happiness (incl. Slavs!)

      A collection of essays, poems, a prayer and a play from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angels in America.

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      The Shakespeare Revue

      An enchanting collection of witty music and skits about the Bard, devised for and first performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

      The Way of the World

      A classic comedy of manners from the Restoration period. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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      Hedda Gabler

      By Henrik Ibsen Translated by Kenneth McLeish

      An English version of Henrik Ibsen's play Hedda Gabler, published in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

      Raised in Captivity

      The story of two siblings reunited at their mother's funeral.

      Into the Woods

      A modern musical twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales.