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  • Blue Heart (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    A teasingly entertaining two-part drama from one of the UK's leading playwrights, first performed in a co-production by Out of Joint and the Royal Court. Blue Heart consists of two related short plays in which nothing is what it seems: Heart's Desire . The long-anticipated return of a daughter from Australia by her parents and aunt is rehearsed... more...

  • Victorian Relativityby Christopher Herbert

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 31.00

    One of the articles of faith of twentieth-century intellectual history is that the theory of relativity in physics sprang in its essentials from the unaided genius of Albert Einstein; another is that scientific relativity is unconnected to ethical, cultural, or epistemological relativisms. Victorian Relativity challenges these assumptions, unearthing... more...

  • Woyzeckby Georg Büchner; Gregory Motton

    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...

  • Acting: The Basicsby Bella Merlin

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 24.95

    A practical and theoretical guide to the world of the professional actor, skilfully combining ideas from a range of practitioners and linking the academy to the industry. It covers key areas such as: the development of modern drama and acting processes over the years the approach and legacy of acting pioneers and practitioners from around... more...

  • A Doll's Houseby Henrik Ibsen; E. Haldeman-Julius

    Joshua James Press 1879; US$ 3.95

    The controversial play, The Doll?s House, was written by leading Norwegian playwright, Henrik Ibsen, in 1879. Although it appears at first, to be a portrait of the happy marriage between the lighted hearted and devoted wife Nora and her seemingly perfect and provident husband, Torvald, we soon become aware of deeper more serious social issues. more...

  • The Wolves and the Lambby William Makepeace Thackeray

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    The Wolves and the Lamb (1854) is a comedy in two acts by William Makepeace Thackeray. The play is set in familial surroundings and revolves around the lives of the wealthy widower and city merchant Horace Milliken and his family. Miss Prior, governess to Milliken's children, is also an important character. The play opens in Milliken's villa... more...

  • Redemption and Two Other Playsby Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    Tolstoy's Redemption is the story of physical degeneration and spiritual regeneration of the main character, Fédya. The Power of Darkness is a tragedy about a group of peasants living in abject misery. Fruits of Culture also deals with the issues faced by the peasants in Russia. In all three plays, Tolstoy merges the personal and the political... more...

  • Jane Annieby Arthur Conan Doyle

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    Jane Annie, or the Good Conduct Prize is a comic musical opera that was written in 1893. It presents the story of a young girl with the ability to hypnotize. Playing the role of a virtuous and kind person, she wins almost everyone's good will. However, as her true character is revealed, she is forced to hypnotize people in order to get her way. more...

  • Pasquinby Henry Fielding

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    Fielding's play Pasquin (1736), subtitled “A Dramatick Satire on the Times,” is a famous satirical attack on pantomime, which was then in vogue on the English stage. It is one of a series of dangerously political plays that led directly to the passage of the Licensing Act of 1737. The play is set on a stage during a morning play rehearsal.... more...

  • The Historical Register for the Year 1736 and Eurydice Hissedby Henry Fielding

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    The Historical Register for the Year 1736 and Eurydice Hissed are two of Henry Fielding's satirical dramas. A mixture of several plots, each play extensively satirizes British politicians. Fielding's writing for the theater was a major factor in bringing about the Licensing Act of 1737. Subjecting the social attitudes and political manipulations... more...