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  • 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...

  • Never So Good (NHB Modern Plays)by Howard Brenton

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A fascinating portrait of Harold Macmillan in an epic play about the decline of British fortunes in the middle of the twentieth century. Set against a back-drop of fading Empire, war, the Suez crisis, vintage champagne, adultery and vicious Tory politics at the Ritz, Never So Good paints the portrait of a brilliant, witty but complex man, at... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 55 Daysby Howard Brenton

    Nick Hern Books 2012; US$ 14.57

    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...

  • Anne Boleynby Howard Brenton

    Nick Hern Books 2012; US$ 14.57

    A celebration of a great English heroine, Anne Boleyn dramatises the life and legacy of Henry VIII?s notorious second wife, who helped change the course of the nation?s history. Premiered at Shakespeare's Globe in 2010. Best New Play, Whatsonstage.com Awards Traditionally seen as either the pawn of an ambitious family manoeuvred into the... more...

  • #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...

  • Doctor Scroggy's War (NHB Modern Plays)by Howard Brenton

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    An epic, hilarious and moving play that takes a sideways look at the First World War. 1915. Jack Twigg, twenty-one years old, enlists in the London Regiment and goes on a journey he never imagined - nor did the rest of the world. On his way, he meets the pioneering medic Harold Gillies, who saves his life and his sanity. And who is the mysterious... more...

  • Dances of Death (NHB Modern Plays)by Howard Brenton; August Strindberg

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 14.57

    A gripping new version of Strindberg's masterly, darkly hilarious depiction of the struggles and strains of marriage. Meet Edgar and Alice. Married for over thirty years, theirs is a relationship of explosive mutual loathing. Strindberg's tale paints a compulsive and bitterly funny portrait of a magnificently doomed couple, whose ongoing battle... more...

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