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  • Cloud Nine (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 13.11

    A landmark play about sexual politics in colonial Africa and modern-day Britain, in which all our assumptions about sex and gender are stunningly exploded. First staged by Joint Stock and premiered in London at the Royal Court Theatre in 1979, it has since been staged all over the world. Set in both colonial Africa and modern-day Britain, Cloud... more...

  • Icecream (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    An unsettling look at British attitudes to America and vice versa, from one of our leading dramatists. 'The idea of Oregon, the word, just the word Oregon really thrills me'. 'You can't help loving England. The green fields. The accents. The pubs.' Set half in the UK and half in the US, Icecream tells the story of two couples an American... more...

  • This is a Chair (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 8.74

    A series of surreal sketches, each prefaced by a doom-laden tabloid style headline, This Is A Chair is at once modern and postmodern, tragedy and farce, about all and about nothing. 'Churchill, who constantly reinvents dramatic form, has come up with something compelling and strange: an intimate revue about the increasing surreality of modern... more...

  • Hotel (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    An innovative theatre piece combining music, voices and dance, with a text by Caryl Churchill and music by Orlando Gough. Hotel is in two parts: In the first, Eight Rooms , fourteen people tourists, couples and business people spend an ordinary night in a hotel. But they all occupy the same space, their stories overlapping and interweaving... more...

  • Mad Forest (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    Mad Forest explores the reactions of ordinary people to confused events, focusing in particular on two families. What emerges is the dreadful damage done to people's lives by repression and the painful difficulties of lasting change. Caryl Churchill's play about the Romanian revolution was written after she, the director and a group of students... more...

  • Caryl Churchill Plays: Four (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 21.86

    The fourth volume of the collected plays of one of the best playwrights alive. Written over a period of ten years and evincing an extraordinary range of topics and techniques, this fourth volume of Caryl Churchill's collected plays confirms her standing as a playwright who is 'amongst the best half-dozen now writing' ( The Times ). This volume... more...

  • The Skriker (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    An extraordinary play combining English folk tales with modern urban life in a physically and verbally stunning creation. The Skriker of English legend is 'a shapeshifter and death portent, ancient and damaged'. In the play we follow in its search for love and revenge, as it pursues two young women to London, changing its shape at every new encounter.... more...

  • Caryl Churchill Plays: Three (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 21.86

    Spanning almost ten years and embracing a remarkable range of style and subject matter, this third volume of Churchill's Collected Plays, introduced by the author, contains: Icecream - an unsettling look at British attitudes to America, and vice versa Mad Forest - Churchill's response to the Romanian Revolution The Skriker - a 'spellbinding'... more...

  • Drunk Enough to Say I Love You? (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    A man falls in love with America and leaves his wife and children for fifty years of love and adventure with Sam. 'startling... Having dealt in the past with the politics of sex, Churchill puts the sexuality of politics centre stage' - Guardian 'radiates quiet fury... Churchill's focus and target is America's broader foreign policies and Britain's... more...

  • A Number (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    A fascinating meditation on human cloning, personal identity and the conflicting claims of nature and nurture. Winner of the Evening Standard Award for Best Play of 2002. A Number was first staged at the Royal Court Theatre, 2002, starring Michael Gambon & Daniel Craig. ' A Number confirms Churchill's status as the first dramatist of the 21st... more...