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  • Corruption In Africaby Iyorwuese Hagher

    Hamilton Books 2017; US$ 45.99

    This book is a collection of fifteen plays that capture the very essence of politics in Africa: the corruption, the schemes, intrigue and injustices. Hagher is a trenchant warrior against injustice and toxic leadership who coats the bitter pills of his satiric barbs in irresistible humor. more...

  • Latin American Playsby Sebastian Doggart

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 20.99

    An essential introduction to the fascinating but largely unexplored theatre of Latin America, featuring new translations of five contemporary plays written by some of the region's most exciting writers. Each play is accompanied by an illuminating interview with its author conducted by the theatre director, Sebastian Doggart, who has also selected... more...

  • Plays from the Arab Worldby Elyse Dodgson

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 18.99

    A collection of five extraordinary plays exploring and reflecting contemporary life across the Near East and North Africa. Withdrawal by Mohammad Al Attar (Syria) 603 by Imad Farajin (Palestine) Damage by Kamal Khalladi (Morocco) The House by Arzé Khodr (Lebanon) Egyptian Products by Laila Soliman (Egypt) In 2007 the Royal Court Theatre’s... more...

  • Meet Me at Dawnby Zinnie Harris

    Faber & Faber 2017; US$ 15.49

    Two women wash up on a distant shore following a violent boating accident. Dazed by their experience, they look for a path home. But they discover that this unfamiliar land is not what it seems - and that, though they may be together, they have never been further apart. Unflinchingly honest and tenderly lyrical, Meet Me at Dawn is a modern fable... more...

  • Virginia Woolfby Quentin Bell

    Random House 2017; US$ 28.19 US$ 20.00

    As the nephew of Virginia Woolf, Quentin Bell enjoyed an initimacy with his subject granted to few biographers. Originally published in two volumes in 1972, his acclaimed biography describes Virginia Woolf's family and childhood; her earliest writings; the formation of the Bloomsbury Group; her marriage to Leonard Woolf; the mental breakdown of the... more...

  • Sondheim and Lapine's Into the Woodsby Olaf Jubin

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 10.95

    ‘The Woods are just Trees. The Trees are just Wood.’ – All together ? In 1987, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine combined several classic fairy tales including Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Jack and the Beanstalk to create Into the Woods . Funny and heartfelt, this musical explores what it might mean to act responsibly in society, both... more...

  • The hurt(ful) bodyby Tomas Macsotay; Cornelis van der Haven; Karel Vanhaesebrouck

    Manchester University Press 2017; US$ 110.00

    Brings into mutual dialogue several existing strands of the study of pain and embodied violence. The volume's two-fold approach, themed both on the hurt and hurt-inducing body, is unique. It encompasses both the victim's presence as an image or performed event of pain and the transmitted burden or 'pain' experienced by the watching audience. more...

  • Miss Julie (NHB Classic Plays)by August Strindberg; Howard Brenton

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 12.49

    Midsummer's Eve, Sweden. A night when the sun doesn't set. A night of drinking and dancing. A night to break the rules. When Julie finds herself alone on her father's estate, she throws caution to the wind and gate-crashes the servants' party. In the sultry heat of that long, light night, she finds herself in a dangerous tryst with her father's manservant,... more...

  • Queers: Eight Monologues (NHB Modern Plays)by Mark Gatiss

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 12.49

    A young soldier returning from the trenches of the First World War recollects a love that dares not speak its name. Almost one hundred years later, a groom-to-be prepares for his gay wedding. Queers celebrates a century of evolving social attitudes and political milestones in British gay history, as seen through the eyes of eight individuals. ... more...

  • Apologia (2017 edition) (NHB Modern Plays)by Alexi Kaye Campbell

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 12.49

    A witty, topical and passionate play about generations, secrets, and the stories we tell about our lives. Kristin Miller is a firebrand matriarch and eminent art historian. Her birthday gathering should be a cause for celebration, but the recent publication of her memoir has exposed cracks in her family relationships. As the evening progresses, questions... more...