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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...

  • Antigone (NHB Modern Plays)by Sophocles; Owen McCafferty

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A muscular version of Sophocles' timeless masterpiece, offering a profound reflection on the nature of power, democracy and human rights. The war has ended, but with peace comes conflict. Antigone?s brother Polyneices lies on the battlefield where he fell, his burial outlawed by Creon, the new king of Thebes. Should Antigone obey Creon, or must... more...

  • Paul (NHB Modern Plays)by Howard Brenton

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    An irreverent and provocative drama questioning the basis of Christianity, by the author of The Romans in Britain . The most famous conversion in history - when Saul became Paul on the road to Damascus - was a trick. It was actually Jesus appearing to him. Jesus did not die on the cross but was rescued and sheltered by his brother James, by Peter... more...

  • King Charles III (West End Edition) (NHB Modern Plays)by Mike Bartlett

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    Mike Bartlett's controversial ‘future history play? explores the people beneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of our democracy, and the conscience of Britain?s most famous family. Queen Elizabeth II is dead. After a lifetime of waiting, her son ascends the throne. A future of power. But how to rule? Drawing on the style and structure of a Shakespearean... 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 House of Bernada Alba: Full Text and Introduction (NHB Drama Classics)by Federico García Lorca; Jo Clifford

    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) Lorca's extraordinarily powerful drama,... more...

  • Eternal Love (NHB Modern Plays)by Howard Brenton

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A spellbinding new telling of a passionate and legendary love story. When Abelard begins a wild affair with his brilliant student Heloise, his enemies find the perfect pretext to destroy him. Abelard is already on thin ice with the church over his contentious views and when Heloise bears his child out of wedlock, their affair becomes the scandal... more...

  • Spinning (NHB Modern Plays)by Deirdre Kinahan

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A devastating new play about loss and families, by Deirdre Kinahan, one of Ireland?s most exciting playwrights. What does it feel like to lose everything? To explain? What does it take to forgive the unforgivable? In small-town Ireland, father-of-one Conor is desperate to hold on to a life that is disintegrating before his eyes. Susan is a mother... more...

  • Drawing the Line (NHB Modern Plays)by Howard Brenton

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A vivid telling of the chaotic story of the partition that shaped the modern world. London, 1947. Summoned by the Prime Minister from the court where he is presiding judge, Cyril Radcliffe is given an unlikely mission. He is to travel to India, a country he has never visited, and, with limited survey information, no expert support and no knowledge... more...