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Thyestes

Written by

Seneca

and

Caryl Churchill

From an original work by

Seneca

~playauthor~Written by~ Seneca , Caryl Churchill ~playauthor~From an original work by~ Seneca

Nick Hern Books, 1995

NHB Classic Plays

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Roles: Total (8), Female (0), Male (8), Unassigned (0)

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...Caryl Churchill's Thyestes is a translation of Seneca's Roman tragedy, with its bloody revenge plot that provided the blueprint for Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus. It was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, London, on 7...

The Master Builder

Written by

Henrik Ibsen

and

David Edgar

Translated by

David Edgar

~playauthor~Written by~ Henrik Ibsen , David Edgar ~playauthor~Translated by~ David Edgar

Nick Hern Books, 2010

NHB Classic Plays

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 4, Roles: Total (7), Female (3), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...David Edgar's version of Ibsen's 1892 play The Master Builder, based on a literal translation by Desireé Kongerød McDougall, is a compelling study of obsessive determination and the darker side of ambition. It was commissioned by Chichester...

Miss Julie

From an original work by

August Strindberg

Translated by

Howard Brenton

~playauthor~Written by~ August Strindberg , Howard Brenton ~playauthor~From an original work by~ August Strindberg ~playauthor~Translated by~ Howard Brenton

Nick Hern Books, 2017

NHB Classic Plays

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Roles: Total (3), Female (2), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...Howard Brenton's adaptation of August Strindberg's play Miss Julie (from a literal translation by Agnes Broome) was first performed at the Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, on 30 June 2017 and later at Jermyn Street Theatre, London, on 14...

Dances of Death  

From an original work by

August Strindberg

~playauthor~Written by~ August Strindberg , Howard Brenton ~playauthor~From an original work by~ August Strindberg

Nick Hern Books, 2013

NHB Classic Plays

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Scenes: 7, Roles: Total (6), Female (2), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...Howard Brenton's play Dances of Death is an adaptation (from a literal translation by Agnes Broome) of August Strindberg's two plays, The Dance of Death Parts I and II (both written in 1900), about a marriage that has turned sour...

The Lady from the Sea

Written by

Henrik Ibsen

and

Elinor Cook

From an original work by

Henrik Ibsen

Translated by

Elinor Cook

~playauthor~Written by~ Henrik Ibsen , Elinor Cook ~playauthor~From an original work by~ Henrik Ibsen ~playauthor~Translated by~ Elinor Cook

Nick Hern Books, 2017

NHB Classic Plays

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Acts: 5, Roles: Total (8), Female (3), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...Elinor Cook's version of The Lady from the Sea relocates the action of Henrik Ibsen's 1888 play from 19th-century Norway to a Caribbean island in the 1950s. The play was first performed at the Donmar Warehouse, London, on 18 October 2017...

Peribanez

Written by

Lope De Vega

and

Tanya Ronder

Adapted by

Tanya Ronder

~playauthor~Written by~ Lope De Vega , Tanya Ronder ~playauthor~Adapted by~ Tanya Ronder

Nick Hern Books, 2003

NHB Classic Plays

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Acts: 3, Scenes: 19, Roles: Total (23), Female (4), Male (19), Unassigned (0)

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...Tanya Ronder's adaptation of Lope de Vega's classic 17th-century tragicomedy, Peribáñez y el Comendador de Ocaña, was first performed at the Young Vic Theatre, London on 7 May 2003 (previews from 1 May). The play is about...

Orestes: Blood and Light

Written by

Euripides

and

Helen Edmundson

From an original work by

Euripides

~playauthor~Written by~ Euripides , Helen Edmundson ~playauthor~From an original work by~ Euripides

Nick Hern Books, 2006

NHB Classic Plays

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Roles: Total (8), Female (3), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...Helen Edmundson’s Orestes is a drama about avenging siblings, exploring the tragedy of human relationships set against the backdrop of war. It is based on Euripides’ Electra. Orestes was first performed by Shared Experience at the Yvonne...

Medea

Written by

Euripides

and

Liz Lochhead

Adapted by

Liz Lochhead

~playauthor~Written by~ Euripides , Liz Lochhead ~playauthor~Adapted by~ Liz Lochhead

Nick Hern Books, 2000

NHB Classic Plays

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Roles: Total (8), Female (4), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...Liz Lochhead’s Medea brings a contemporary Scottish flavour to Euripides' story of the abandoned wife who murders her own children in revenge on her husband. It was commissioned and first performed by Theatre Babel at The Old Fruitmarket...

The York Mystery Plays

Written by

Mike Poulton

~playauthor~Written by~ Mike Poulton

Nick Hern Books, 2016

NHB Classic Plays

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Scenes: 36, Roles: Total (85), Female (18), Male (67), Unassigned (0)

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...Mike Poulton's version of the medieval play cycle known as The York Mystery Plays (a cycle that was first performed in the city of York in the 1300s) was commissioned for a production in York Minster in 2000 as part of the city's Millennium...

The House of Bernarda Alba

From an original work by

Federico Garcia Lorca

Translated by

Rona Munro

~playauthor~Written by~ Federico Garcia Lorca , Rona Munro ~playauthor~From an original work by~ Federico Garcia Lorca ~playauthor~Translated by~ Rona Munro

Nick Hern Books, 1999

NHB Classic Plays

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Acts: 3, Roles: Total (8), Female (8), Male (0), Unassigned (0)

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...Rona Munro's version of Federico García Lorca’s 1936 play The House of Bernarda Alba (La Casa de Bernarda Alba) was commissioned by Shared Experience and first performed at the Salisbury Playhouse on 11 March 1999...