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  • The Improvisation Bookby John Abbott

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 16.03

    A practical guide to conducting improvisation sessions, for teachers, directors and workshop leaders. The Improvisation Book takes you step-by-step, session-by-session through a graded series of improvisation exercises. Starting with the very first class, it adds a new element at each stage until even the most inhibited students have gained a... more...

  • Drama Games for Classrooms and Workshopsby Jessica Swale

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 13.11

    101 great drama games for use in any classroom or workshop setting. Part of the NHB Drama Games series. A dip-in, flick-through, quick-fire resource book, packed with 101 lively drama games suitable for players of all ages, with many appropriate for children from age 6 upwards. Whilst aimed primarily at school, youth theatre and community groups,... more...

  • 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...

  • Scuttlers (NHB Modern Plays)by Rona Munro

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 14.57

    A thrillingly fast-paced play about youthful disaffection, protest and violence, drawing on the history of the Scuttlers, the youth gangs of nineteenth-century Manchester. It?s 1885 and the streets of Manchester are crackling with energy, youth and violence. As workers pour into Ancoats to power the Industrial Revolution, 50,000 people are crammed... more...

  • Multitudes (NHB Modern Plays)by John Hollingworth

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 14.57

    A gripping, kaleidoscopic drama about a clash of values in multicultural Britain, from actor and playwright John Hollingworth. Bradford. On the eve of a Conservative Party Conference the country is in turmoil and one of its most multicultural cities awaits a visit from the Prime Minister. Kash, a liberal British Muslim, prepares his address to... more...

  • Rules for Living (NHB Modern Plays)by Sam Holcroft

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 14.57

    Everyone creates their own coping strategies or rules for living. But what happens when an extended family gathers in the kitchen for a traditional Christmas and they each follow those rules, rigidly? In Sam Holcroft?s theatrically playful, dark comedy the family does just that. And when the instructions are there for all to see, audience included,... more...

  • So You Want To Be A Theatre Designer?by Michael Pavelka

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 18.94

    The definitive guide to designing for theatre by an award-winning designer with over 160 productions to his name. With a Foreword by Alison Chitty. A theatre designer needs to be able to draw on a wide spectrum of skills, work collaboratively with all the different members of the production team, and deliver designs that work in the testing conditions... more...

  • Scottish Shorts (NHB Modern Plays)by Various

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 16.03

    A collection of nine very different short plays by three remarkable generations of Scottish writers, selected and introduced by Philip Howard, Artistic Director of the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, from 1996-2007. Mostly with casts of two or three, these plays are especially well suited to performance in studio theatres and at festivals. Snuff... more...

  • Yen (NHB Modern Plays)by Anna Jordan

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 14.57

    Anna Jordan's Bruntwood Prize-winning play, Yen explores a childhood lived without boundaries and the consequences of being forced to grow up on your own. Hench is sixteen, Bobbie is thirteen. They live alone with their dog Taliban, playing PlayStation, watching porn, surviving. Sometimes their chaotic mum Maggie visits; occasionally she passes... more...

  • Game (NHB Modern Plays)by Mike Bartlett

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 14.57

    In a housing crisis, a young couple are offered a home of their own. But at what price? Invasive and unnerving, Mike Bartlett?s provocative new play invites us to spy on a family as they explore a dangerous new way to live. Game premiered at the Almeida Theatre in February 2015. more...