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Celestina

Translated by

John Clifford

~playauthor~Written by~ Fernando de Rojas , John Clifford ~playauthor~Translated by~ John Clifford

Nick Hern Books, 2004

Drama Classics

Playtext

Acts: 21, Roles: Total (12), Female (6), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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... a series of dialogues that tell the story of a noble bachelor, Calisto, who uses the services of Celestina, the madam of a local brothel, to help him seduce Melibea, a beautiful young woman being kept in seclusion by her parents. Using all...

Faust: Part Two

Translated by

John Clifford

~playauthor~Written by~ Johann Wolfgang Goethe , John Clifford ~playauthor~Translated by~ John Clifford

Nick Hern Books, 2006

Drama Classics

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (36), Female (17), Male (19), Unassigned (0)

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...Goethe's Faust is a two-part retelling of the story of Faust, the learned doctor who makes a pact with the Devil to obtain magical powers, but is finally carried off to hell when the Devil comes to claim his soul. The work...

Fuente Ovejuna

Translated by

Laurence Boswell

~playauthor~Written by~ Lope De Vega , Laurence Boswell ~playauthor~Translated by~ Laurence Boswell

Nick Hern Books, 2009

Drama Classics

Playtext

Acts: 3, Scenes: 18, Roles: Total (25), Female (4), Male (21), Unassigned (0)

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... was published by Nick Hern Books in its Drama Classics series in 2009. The play's action follows the historical incident closely. A military Commander, Fernán Gómez de Guzmán, under the command of the Order of Calatrava,...

Slave Ubu

Written by

Alfred Jarry

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Kenneth McLeish

Translated by

Kenneth McLeish

~playauthor~Written by~ Alfred Jarry , Kenneth McLeish ~playauthor~Translated by~ Kenneth McLeish

Nick Hern Books, 1997

Drama Classics

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 37, Roles: Total (12), Female (2), Male (10), Unassigned (0)

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...Alfred Jarry’s Slave Ubu (Ubu Enchaîné, ‘Ubu in chains’) is the third in his influential cycle of plays about Pa Ubu, the grotesquely comical character first encountered in King Ubu (Ubu Roi) and then in Cuckold Ubu (Ubu Cocu). Written...

Women of Troy

Written by

Euripides

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Kenneth McLeish

Translated by

Kenneth McLeish

~playauthor~Written by~ Euripides , Kenneth McLeish ~playauthor~Translated by~ Kenneth McLeish

Nick Hern Books, 2004

Drama Classics

Playtext

Roles: Total (12), Female (6), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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... as slaves. It was first performed in 415 BC, during the Peloponnesian War. This translation by Kenneth McLeish was published by Nick Hern Books in 2004 in its Drama Classics series, with an introduction by Marianne McDonald...

Eumenides (Play Three from The Oresteia)

Written by

Aeschylus

~playauthor~Written by~ Aeschylus

Nick Hern Books, 2007

Drama Classics

Playtext

Roles: Total (9), Female (5), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...Aeschylus’ The Oresteia is a trilogy of Greek tragedies concerning the murder of King Agamemnon of Argos, together with its aftermath. The name derives from the character Orestes, the son of Agamemnon, who sets out to avenge his father...

Andromache

~playauthor~Written by~ Euripides , Marianne McDonald , J. Michael Walton ~playauthor~Translated by~ Marianne McDonald , J. Michael Walton

Nick Hern Books, 2001

Drama Classics

Playtext

Roles: Total (11), Female (5), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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... Drama Classics series. The play's action is set several years after the sacking of Troy. Andromache, once the wife of Trojan hero Hector, now has a child by Neoptolemus, the son of Achilles. She has to live as a slave,...

Children of the Sun

Written by

Maxim Gorky

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Stephen Mulrine

Translated by

Stephen Mulrine

~playauthor~Written by~ Maxim Gorky , Stephen Mulrine ~playauthor~Translated by~ Stephen Mulrine

Nick Hern Books, 2000

Drama Classics

Playtext

Acts: 4, Roles: Total (16), Female (7), Male (9), Unassigned (0)

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... but the imperial authorities allowed it to premiere on 24 October 1905 at the Moscow Art Theatre. This translation by Stephen Mulrine was published by Nick Hern Books in its Drama Classics series in 2000....

A Flea in Her Ear

Translated by

Kenneth McLeish

~playauthor~Written by~ Georges Feydeau , Kenneth McLeish ~playauthor~Translated by~ Kenneth McLeish

Nick Hern Books, 2001

Drama Classics

Playtext

Acts: 3, Roles: Total (15), Female (6), Male (9), Unassigned (0)

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...Georges Feydeau’s A Flea in Her Ear (La puce à l’oreille) is a classic French farce, first performed at the Théâtre des Nouveautés in Paris on 2 March 1907. Stephen Mulrine, in his introduction to this translation...

The Learned Ladies

Written by

Moliere

~playauthor~Written by~ Moliere

Nick Hern Books, 1996

Drama Classics

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 28, Roles: Total (13), Female (5), Male (8), Unassigned (0)

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...The Learned Ladies is one of Molière’s most popular comedies. Written in five acts the play is a satire on academic pretention and female education. Henriette and Clitandre are in love and planning to marry. Henriette...