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  • Volpone and Other Playsby Ben Jonson; Michael Jamieson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 16.98

    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...

  • Plays Politicalby Dan Laurence; George Bernard Shaw

    Penguin Books Ltd 1999; US$ 27.18

    While some of Shaw?s earlier plays are still performed, his later plays, such as the ones in this volume, are barely known. As the collective title indicates, the themes here are political; yet, frankly, it is doubtful how seriously we can now take Shaw as a political thinker. Despite writing in the 1930s, he has little to say of the nature of totalitarianism:... more...

  • Wolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies: RSC Stage Adaptation - Revised Editionby Hilary Mantel; Mike Poulton

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    A new, revised edition for the London transfer of Mike Poulton?s expertly adapted two-part adaptation of Hilary Mantel?s hugely acclaimed novels, featuring a substantial set of character notes by Hilary Mantel. more...

  • Humble Boyby Charlotte Jones

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 7.99

    An award-winning new play that has been called ?a brilliant latter-day variant on Elsinore in an English country garden blitzed by bees? (Sheridan Morley, The Spectator ) All is not well in the Humble hive. Thirty-five-year-old Felix Humble is a Cambridge astrophysicist in search of a unified field theory, but after the sudden death of his father,... more...

  • Kevin Elyot: Four Plays (NHB Modern Plays)by Kevin Elyot

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 21.86

    A collection of plays from the acclaimed author of My Night With Reg , spanning twenty years of brilliant playwriting from our leading specialist in the comedy of pain. Included in this volume are: Coming Clean Winner of the Samuel Beckett Award, Elyot's first play, an examination of infidelity within a gay relationship. 'A very funny and... more...

  • Tiger Country (NHB Modern Plays)by Nina Raine

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    Nina Raine's Tiger Country is a hospital play that follows a tangle of doctors and nurses in a busy London hospital - from the award-winning author of Tribes . Professionalism and prejudice, turbulent staff romances, ambition and failure collide in this swirling, action-packed drama about an overburdened health service that we all depend on... more...

  • Elephants (NHB Modern Plays)by Rose Heiney

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    Rose Heiney?s debut play Elephants is a sharp black comedy with a tender heart that explores the paths we take in life and their repercussions on the people we love most. 5.53 p.m. Christmas Eve. Richard and Sally are waiting for their friends and family to join in the festivities the tree is decorated, the wine is mulling, the presents are... more...

  • Hope (NHB Modern Plays)by Jack Thorne

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    An urgent political play from the writer behind Let The Right One In and This is England ?86 . Hope is a funny and scathing fable attacking the squeeze on local government. How do you save twenty-two million pounds? Mark and Hilary, the leaders of the Council, are about to find out. Jack Thorne's Hope premiered at the Royal Court Theatre,... more...

  • Coram Boy (NHB Modern Plays)by Jamila Gavin; Helen Edmundson

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A heartbreaking tale of orphans, angels, murder and music - dramatised from the Whitbread Award-winning novel set in 18th-century England. Winner of the Time Out Live Award for Best Play In 18th-century Gloucestershire, the evil Otis Gardner preys on unmarried mothers, promising to take their babies (and their money) to Thomas Coram's hospital... more...

  • The Jungle Book (Stage Version) (NHB Modern Plays)by Rudyard Kipling; Stuart Paterson

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 11.65

    Rudyard Kipling's classic jungle tales, in an acclaimed stage adaptation by Stuart Paterson, 'a master of children's theatre' ( Scotsman ). 'This exhilarating production ticks all the boxes for families looking for an uplifting treat' - Time Out 'A top-class production, a tropical cocktail of intense and comical moments, shaken and stirred... more...