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  • The Inky Digit of Defianceby Tony Harrison

    Faber & Faber 2017; US$ 26.49

    In this richly varied selection of Tony Harrison's provocative prose of the last fifty years, the great poet of page, stage and screen presents a lifetime's thinking about art and politics, creativity and mortality. In so doing, he takes us on an extraordinary journey through languages and across continents and millennia, from his Nigerian Lysistrata... more...

  • All The Things I Lied Aboutby Katie Bonna

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2017; US$ 12.99

    Fringe First winner Katie Bonna is giving a TED talk on the science of lying. Well, that?s not quite true. TED haven?t actually asked her to do a talk ? yet. In a comic exploration of her past mistakes and inevitable future disasters, Katie unpicks how everyday lies can lead to a world of Trump and Brexit. A fearlessly honest show for the posttruth... more...

  • The Routledge Anthology of Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Dramaby Kristina Straub; Misty G Anderson; Daniel O'Quinn

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 59.95

    The Routledge Anthology of Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama brings together the work of key playwrights from 1660 to 1800, divided into three main sections: Restoring the Theatre: 1660?1700 Managing Entertainment: 1700?1760 Entertainment in an Age of Revolutions: 1760?1800 Each of the 20 plays featured is accompanied by... more...

  • My Country; a work in progressby Carol Ann Duffy; Rufus Norris

    Faber & Faber 2017; US$ 15.49

    Britannia calls a meeting, to listen to her people. Caledonia, Cymru, East Midlands, North East, Northern Ireland and the South West bring the voices of their regions. The debate is passionate and opinions divided. Can there ever be a United Kingdom? In the days following the Brexit vote, a team from the National Theatre of Great Britain spoke to... more...

  • Girl in the Machine (NHB Modern Plays)by Stef Smith

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 14.99

    ' Do you want to live forever? YES or NO. ' Polly and Owen have nailed it. Successful in their careers and wildly in love with each other, they feel ready to take on the world. But when a mysterious new technology, promising a break from the daily grind, creeps into everyone's phones, their world is turned upside down. As the line between physical... more...

  • Appropriating Shakespeareby Louise Geddes

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2017; US$ 84.99

    Appropriating Shakespeare argues that the vibrant history of Pyramus and Thisbe as an independent text affirms the place of artist as both consumer and producer of Shakespeare. The playlet?s four-century history is one that identifies Shakespeare?s value as a transformative agent of aesthetic inquiry. more...

  • Pink Mistby Owen Sheers

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 26.95

    From the author of I Saw a Man comes a powerful drama in verse that captures both the trauma of modern warfare and the difficulty of transitioning back to normal life after combat. In early 2008, three young friends from Bristol decide to join the army and are deployed to the conflict in Afghanistan. Within a short space of time the three men... more...

  • Natives (NHB Modern Plays)by Glenn Waldron

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 11.99

    ' Where are the grown-ups to do something, where are the grown-ups in this story? ' Three countries. Three teenagers. One average, life-altering day. A young man battles with feelings of love and violence. Another is stuck with the image of someone being pushed from a rooftop. And a girl must choose between her friends and her conscience. Natives... more...

  • Consent (NHB Modern Plays)by Nina Raine

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 11.99

    Why is Justice blind? Is she impartial? Or is she blinkered? Friends Ed and Tim take opposing briefs in a rape case. The key witness is a woman whose life seems a world away from theirs. At home, their own lives begin to unravel as every version of the truth is challenged. Consent , Nina Raine?s powerful, painful, funny play, sifts the evidence... more...

  • Steve Waters: Shorts (NHB Modern Plays)by Steve Waters

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 18.99

    Five short plays from acclaimed playwright Steve Waters, all of them deeply personal accounts of his attempts to make sense of twenty-first-century Britain and an ever-changing world. From the migrant crisis in Europe to climate change and the increasing urbanisation of our green spaces, Waters turns his sensitive, thoughtful eye to the complex and... more...