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  • Burnscriptsby John Cairney

    Luath Press Ltd 2014;

    This publication is actor John Cairney's life with Robert Burns in theatrical terms. Since 1959, he has been involved with Burns as actor, director and writer. Over the years, Cairney has taken the opportunity to investigate different aspects of Burns as they relate to performance in the theatre. For the first time he has brought all these working... more...

  • The Shakespearean International Yearbook: Volume 14by Tom Bishop; Alexa Huang; Brett D. Hirsch; Hugh Craig

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    In 2002, for the second volume of this journal, Ian Lancashire reflected on the state of computing in Shakespeare. The decade since his review has seen dramatic change in the web of ‘digital Shakespeares’. This issue’s special section on Digital Shakespeares reflects on these developments and achievements, highlights current research... more...

  • Neil LaBute: Plays 1by Neil LaBute

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 21.86

    Filthy Talk for Troubled Time is one of LaBute's earliest plays. A downbeat night at a topless bar exposes the gulf between the twitchy clientele and the waitresses who serve but despise them. The Mercy Seat examines a couple who, on the day after a world-changing atrocity, toy with exploiting it to start a new life. Some Girl(s) follows a... more...

  • Roberto Bolaño's Fictionby Chris Andrews

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Since the publication of The Savage Detectives in 2007, the work of Roberto Bolaño (1953–2003) has achieved an acclaim rarely enjoyed in contemporary fiction. Chris Andrews, a leading translator of Bolaño?s work into English, explores the singular achievements of the author?s oeuvre, engaging with its distinct style and key thematic concerns, incorporating... more...

  • Martyrs and Players in Early Modern Englandby David K. Anderson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Focusing on Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare, John Webster and John Milton, Martyrs and Players in Early Modern England argues that the English tragedians reflected an unease within the culture to acts of religious violence. David Anderson explores a link between the unstable emotional response of society to religious executions in the Tudor-Stuart... more...

  • Stones in His Pockets & A Night in Novemberby Marie Jones

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    Two plays by award-winning playwright Marie Jones: the smash hit Stones in His Pockets , which ran for four years in London's West End; and an earlier monologue, A Night in November, exploring the subjects of football and sectarianism, set during the 1994 World Cup. A two-man show about the filming of a Hollywood epic in rural Ireland, Stones... more...

  • Vincent in Brixtonby Nicholas Wright

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    <p>A moving portrait of the young Vincent van Gogh - a hit in the West End and on Broadway. Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Play.</p> <p>Brixton, 1873. A brash young Dutchman rents a room in the house of an English widow. Three years later he returns to Europe on the first step of a journey which will end in breakdown,... more...

  • How To Disappear Completely and Never Be Foundby Fin Kennedy

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    The award-winning play that follows one man's desperate attempts to buck the system, and asks what really makes us who we are in the 21st century. When a young executive reaches breaking point and decides to disappear, he pays a visit to a master of the craft in the form of a seafront fortune teller in Southend. Haunted by visitations from a pathologist... more...

  • We Happy Fewby Imogen Stubbs

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A comedy drama about an all-female theatre company touring Britain during the darkest days of World War Two, written by the well-known actress and premiered in the West End. While the men are fighting Hitler and the bombs are falling on London, a 'girls only' theatre company sets out in a battered 1920s Rolls-Royce to bring Shakespeare to a culture-starved... more...

  • My Boy Jackby David Haig

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    The tragic story of how Rudyard Kipling sent his son to his death in the First World War. The year is 1913 and war with Germany is imminent. Rudyard Kipling's determination to send his severely short-sighted son to war triggers a bitter family conflict which leaves Britain's renowned patriot devastated by the warring of his own greatest passions:... more...