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  • #aiww: The Arrest of Ai Weiweiby Howard Brenton

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 14.57

    A timely play based on the true story of an imprisoned Nobel Laureate. On 3 April 2011, as he was boarding a flight to Taipei, the Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei was arrested at Beijing Airport. Advised merely that his travel “could damage state security?, he was escorted to a van by officials after which he disappeared for 81 days. On his release, the... more...

  • 3 Winters (NHB Modern Plays)by Tena ?tivicic

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A portrait of an eclectic family, held together by the courage to survive. In an ivy-clad house in Zagreb, Croatia, the Kos family argue and fall in and out of love as world after world is erected and then torn down around them. From the remnants of monarchy, through Communism, then democracy, war, and eventual acceptance into a wider Europe,... more...

  • 54% Acrylic (NHB Modern Plays)by David Harrower

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 4.36

    When a young woman shoplifts for the first time, the store detective decides to give chase, but just how far is he prepared to go? This play was first staged at the Tron in Glasgow in 2010. more...

  • 55 Daysby Howard Brenton

    Nick Hern Books 2012; US$ 11.99

    A gripping historical drama that dramatises a crucial moment of English history. Premiered at Hampstead Theatre in October 2012. December 1648. The Army has occupied London. Parliament votes not to put the imprisoned king on trial, so the Army moves against Westminster in the first and only military coup in English history. What follows over the... more...

  • Abandonment (NHB Modern Plays)by Kate Atkinson

    Nick Hern Books 2010; US$ 14.57

    <p>A play about love, death, identity and evolution, from the best-selling and highly acclaimed novelist.</p> <p>Elizabeth, forty-something, childless, recently separated, just wants to be alone. She's moved into a converted Victorian mansion, alive with history, character, woodworm and rot. But worse than that she's besieged by invaders... more...

  • The Acting Bookby John Abbott

    Nick Hern Books 2012; US$ 12.99

    A ‘fast-forward’ acting course covering all the essential techniques an actor needs to know and use – with a suite of exercises to put each technique into practice. The Acting Book offers various ways to analyse a text and to create character, using not only the established processes of Stanislavsky and Meisner, but also new ones... more...

  • Acting Through Songby Paul Harvard; Daniel Evans

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 15.99

    An impassioned and invaluable guide for actors and students of musical theatre. In Acting Through Song ,?Paul Harvard takes the techniques of modern actor training – including the theories of Stanislavsky, Brecht, Meisner and Laban, amongst others – and applies them to the fundamental component of musical theatre: singing. With dozens... more...

  • The Actor and the Targetby Declan Donnellan

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 12.99

    A fresh and radical approach to acting by a world-famous director. 'This new "Advice to the Players" cuts open every generalisation about acting and draws out gleamingly fresh specifics. Behind the joy and humour of the writing, Declan Donnellan is subtly leading young actors to an awareness of the living processes behind their work. He brings... more...

  • Adrian Lester on Henry V (Shakespeare on Stage)by Adrian Lester; Julian Curry

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 3.65

    In each volume of the Shakespeare on Stage series, a leading actor takes us behind the scenes, recreating in detail a memorable performance in one of Shakespeare’s major roles. They discuss their character, working through the play scene by scene, with refreshing candour and in forensic detail. The result is a masterclass on playing the role,... more...

  • The Alchemistby Ben Jonson

    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...