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  • The Deep Blue Sea (The Rattigan Collection)by Terence Rattigan

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    <p>Written in the early fifties when Rattigan was at the height of his powers, <em>The Deep Blue Sea</em> is a powerful account of lives blighted by love - or the lack of it.</p> <p>The play opens with the failed suicide of Hester Collyer, who has deserted her husband for the raffish charms of an ex-fighter pilot.</p>... more...

  • it felt empty when the heart went at first but it is alright now (NHB Modern Plays)by Lucy Kirkwood

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A luminous journey exploring the life of Dijana Polancec: professional romantic, eternal optimist and accidental prostitute. Winner of the John Whiting Award, 2010 Produced by acclaimed theatre company Clean Break. it felt empty premiered at the Arcola Theatre, London in October 2009. 'unflinching... theatre that provokes in the best way, without... more...

  • The Witness (NHB Modern Plays)by Vivienne Franzmann

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A dark and penetrating thriller of modern morals, by the Bruntwood Prize-winning author of Mogadishu . Captured in an award-winning shot, Alex was rescued from Rwanda and adopted by the man behind the lens. Years later, she?s back from university, returning to the Hampstead home in which she was raised. As a long-hidden secret is exposed, the... more...

  • The Dynastsby Thomas Hardy

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    The Dynasts is a closet drama about the Napoleonic war. ''It may, I think, claim at least a tolerable fidelity to the facts of its date as they are give in ordinary records,'' Hardy says in his preface, but this is no merely historical drama, as the story more...

  • An Ideal Husbandby Oscar Wilde

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99

    Published in 1899, An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde was first presented on stage in 1895. It is a social comedy that satirizes the hypocritical attitudes of people. Revolving around corruption and blackmail, the theme of the play is that there are no completely pure and pious people. Everyone commits mistakes and to pretend that one has not is an outright... more...

  • A Family Manby John Galsworthy

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99

    Books for All Kinds of Readers ReadHowYouWant offers the widest selection of on-demand, accessible format editions on the market today. Each edition has been optimized for maximum readability, using our patent-pending conversion technology. We are partnering with leading publishers around the globe to create accessible editions of their titles. Our... more...

  • The History Boys: A Playby Alan Bennett

    Faber & Faber 2006; US$ 14.99

    "A play of depth as well as dazzle, intensely moving as well as thought-provoking and funny." -- The Daily Telegraph An unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-form (or senior) boys in a British boys' school are, as such boys will be, in pursuit of sex, sport, and a place at a good university, generally in that order. In all their efforts,... more...

  • Spring Awakeningby Ted Hughes; Frank Wedekind

    Faber & Faber 1996; US$ 8.99

    This version of Frank Wedekind's extraordinary play Spring Awakening was specially commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company. The themes it addresses and the sheer energy of the writing make this masterpiece of German symbolism startlingly relevant today. With its scenes of pubescent angst, sexual outspokenness, rape and homosexuality, the... more...

  • The Way of the World and Other Playsby William Congreve

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available

    With piercing accuracy William ongreve depicted the shallow, brittle world of 'society' where the right artifice in manners, fashion and conversation--and money--eased the passage to success. Through sparkling, witty dialogue and brilliant characterisation--Lady Plyant, Valentine, Lady Touchwood, Mirabell and Millamant--Congreve exposed the follies... more...

  • Volpone and Other Playsby Ben Jonson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; Not Available

    The three plays collected in this volume depict the faults, errors and foibles of ordinary people with exuberant humour, savage satire and acute observations. Volpone portrays a rich Venetian who pretends to be dying so that his despised acquaintances will flock to his bedside with extravagant gifts in hope of an inheritance. The Alchemist also deals... more...