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  • Hedda Gablerby Henrik Ibsen; Stephen Mulrine

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 5.82

    The NHB Drama Classics series presents the world's greatest plays in affordable, highly readable editions for students, actors and theatregoers. The hallmarks of the series are accessible introductions (focussing on the play's theatrical and historical background, together with an author biography, key dates and suggestions for further reading) and... more...

  • Misterman (NHB Modern Plays)by Enda Walsh

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    A virtuosic study of one man's descent into religious mania in small-town Ireland. Inishfree might seem like a quaint Irish town, but fierce evangelist Thomas Magill knows better. He knows that jovial Dwain Flynn is a miserable drunk, that Timmy O?Leary enslaves his lovely mother, and that sweet Mrs Cleary is a blasphemous flirt. It is down to... more...

  • The Birds (stage version) (NHB Modern Plays)by Conor McPherson

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A suspenseful, atmospheric adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's enthralling short story. Mysterious masses of birds have begun to violently attack at high tide, driving strangers Nat and Diane to take refuge in an isolated, abandoned house by the sea and form a bond to survive their haunting new circumstance. With no electricity and scarce food, the... more...

  • My Boy Jackby David Haig

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    The tragic story of how Rudyard Kipling sent his son to his death in the First World War. The year is 1913 and war with Germany is imminent. Rudyard Kipling's determination to send his severely short-sighted son to war triggers a bitter family conflict which leaves Britain's renowned patriot devastated by the warring of his own greatest passions:... more...

  • Tinderbox (NHB Modern Plays)by Lucy Kirkwood

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    Fast, wild and farcically funny, Lucy Kirkwood's first full-length play is a disturbing vision of a dystopian future. Sometime in the 21st Century, England is dissolving into the sea. Amidst the chaos, one man clings to his traditional British values and his love of meat. For Londoner Saul Everard, his butchers shop is an empire that he will... more...

  • Machinal (NHB Classic Plays)by Sophie Treadwell

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    A powerful expressionist drama from the 1920s about the dependent status of women in an increasingly mechanised society, based on the true story of Ruth Snyder. Sophie Treadwell was a campaigning journalist in America between the wars. Among her assignments was the sensational murder involving Snyder, who with her lover, Judd Gray, had murdered... more...

  • The Initiate (NHB Modern Plays)by Alexandra Wood

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A thrilling tale of altruism, greed, and the search for a way to belong. When a British couple are seized by Somali pirates, an East London taxi driver decides to rescue them. Meeting disbelief with determination, he dismisses the fears of his wife and flies out to negotiate their release. Speeding from the banks of the Thames to the now unfamiliar... more...

  • The Haunting (NHB Modern Plays)by Charles Dickens; Hugh Janes

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A spine-chilling play by Hugh Janes, based on several original ghost stories by Charles Dickens. In an ancient, crumbling mansion, sheltering from the howling winds that tear across the surrounding desolate moorland, two men stumble across a dark and terrifying secret that will change both of their lives. When a young book dealer, David Filde,... more...

  • The Winterling (NHB Modern Plays)by Jez Butterworth

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A comedy thriller from the author of the Olivier Award-winning Jerusalem . West waits in a burnt-out farmhouse, on Dartmoor, in the depths of winter, for two associates from the city. The wine has been poured and the revolver loaded. But who is waiting upstairs? 'characteristically moreish thanks to its high-definition misfits and clash of casual... more...

  • Britannia Waves the Rules (NHB Modern Plays)by Gareth Farr

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    An arresting and angry look at conflict and its effect on soldiers returning home to a world they no longer know how to cope with, and a society that doesn?t know how to cope with them. Carl doesn?t fit in at home. He doesn?t fit in anywhere. When he signs up for the Army, he sees it as a way out of his life in Blackpool. But the Army takes him... more...