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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...

  • The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (NHB Modern Plays)by Robert Tressell; Howard Brenton

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    Passionate, highly entertaining and gloriously funny - Robert Tressell?s classic pre-First World War account of the working lives of a group of housepainters and decorators is vividly adapted by Howard Brenton. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists recounts the little daily successes and the disasters of a group of working-class men, living under... more...

  • Lizzie Siddall (NHB Modern Plays)by Jeremy Green

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A gripping historical drama charting one woman's dazzling trajectory from model to lover to artist, to a tragic figure in her own right. London, 1849. Lizzie Siddal is plucked from the obscurity of a bonnet shop to model for the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood - an intoxicating group of young painters bent on revolutionising the Victorian art world.... more...

  • The Government Inspector: Full Text and Introduction (NHB Drama Classics)by Nikolai Gogol; Stephen Mulrine

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 6.56

    Drama Classics series The world's great plays at a great little price. Each pocket-sized volume contains: a full introduction an author biography notes on historical and theatrical context a plot synopsis key dates a further reading list a glossary of unusual words and phrases (English-language texts) The Government Inspector is a classic... more...

  • Decade (NHB Modern Plays)by Various

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 16.03

    Two towers. Ten years. Twenty plays. Ten years after 9/11, twenty international writers respond to the defining event of our times. Published here are their individual plays, which woven together formed the basis of Decade , an immersive theatrical production from Headlong theatre company. The writers: Samuel Adamson, Mike Bartlett, Alecky... more...

  • The Veil (NHB Modern Plays)by Conor McPherson

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    Set around a haunted house hemmed in by a restive, starving populace, The Veil weaves Ireland?s troubled colonial history into a transfixing story about the search for love, the transcendental and the circularity of time. May 1822, rural Ireland. The defrocked Reverend Berkeley arrives at the crumbling former glory of Mount Prospect House to... more...

  • Cressida (NHB Modern Plays)by Nicholas Wright

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A comedy drama set in the seedily glamorous world of 17th-century London theatre. John Shank is an actor, talent-scout and trainer of boy players in the 1630s, when women's roles are still played by precocious boys. Up to his eyes in debt, Shank's only hope of escaping destitution is an unpromising 14-year-old would-be, Stephen Hammerton. Can he... 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...

  • Ayub Khan Din Plays: One (NHB Modern Plays)by Ayub Khan Din

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 21.86

    This collection of plays written and introduced by actor-turned-writer Ayub Khan Din charts the development of a writer able to turn the tumultuous experience of life in modern Britain into satisfying, humane and often richly comic drama. Whether drawing on his own childhood, growing up in an Anglo-Pakistani family in Salford, or on E.R. Braithwaite's... more...

  • The Wardrobe (NHB Modern Plays)by Sam Holcroft

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A gripping journey through British history that shows how our country was shaped and how connected we are with our past. Across seven centuries, small groups of children seek sanctuary in the same solid old wardrobe. It?s the safest place they know but is it safe enough? The Wardrobe was commissioned as part of the 2014 National Theatre Connections... more...