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The Duchess of Malfi

A macabre Jacobean tragedy, loosely based on true events.

John Webster's play The Duchess of Malfi begins as a love story, with a Duchess who marries beneath her class, and ends as a nightmarish tragedy ...


By Aristophanes
Translated by Patric Dickinson
Series: Drama Classics

The women of Greece go on a sex strike to force their husbands to end the Peloponnesian Wars.

This edition of Aristophanes' comedy Lysistrata, in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series, is translated ...

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.

A pair of London gentlemen, Archer and Aimwell, ...

The Way of the World

A classic comedy of manners from the Restoration period.

Mirabell loves the heiress Millamant and must concoct a clever plan which allows him to marry her and keep her fortune despite the vengeful wrath ...


By Euripides
Translated by Ken McLeish
Series: Drama Classics

The powerful myth of Medea, who murders her children as revenge for her husband's infidelity.

This English version of Euripides' Medea, in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series, is translated and ...

The Jew of Malta

Christopher Marlowe's The Jew of Malta is a drama of religious conflict, intrigue, and revenge, set on the island of Malta and taking place against a backdrop of the struggle for supremacy between Spain ...

The Rivals

One of the best-known eighteenth-century comedies of manners, Sheridan's first play, and still his most popular.

Lydia Languish, a young woman from a good family, holds to an impossible romantic ideal ...