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  • 'Michael Field'by Marion Thain

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 32.00

    Marion Thain recounts the development of this fascinating poetic persona, created by two female writers. more...

  • 'Tis Pity She's A Whoreby John Ford; Simon Barker

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 40.95

    The last decade has seen a revival of interest in John Ford and especially 'Tis Pity She's a Whore , his tragedy of religious scepticism, incestuous love, and revenge. This text in particular has provided a focus for scholarship as well as being the subject of a number of major theatrical productions. Simon Barker guides the reader through the full... more...

  • #aiww: The Arrest of Ai Weiweiby Howard Brenton

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 14.57

    A timely play based on the true story of an imprisoned Nobel Laureate. On 3 April 2011, as he was boarding a flight to Taipei, the Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei was arrested at Beijing Airport. Advised merely that his travel “could damage state security?, he was escorted to a van by officials after which he disappeared for 81 days. On his release, the... more...

  • 1956 and All Thatby Dan Rebellato

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    It is said that British Drama was shockingly lifted out of the doldrums by the 'revolutionary' appearance of John Osborne's Look Back in Anger at the Royal Court in May 1956. But had the theatre been as ephemeral and effeminate as the Angry Young Men claimed? Was the era of Terence Rattigan and 'Binkie' Beaumont as repressed and closeted as it seems?... more...

  • 1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four)by George Orwell; Duncan Macmillan; Robert Icke

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2013; US$ 12.99

    April, 1984. Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love. But Big Brother is watching him, and the door to Room 101 can swing open in the blink of an eye. Its ideas have become our ideas, and Orwells fiction is often said to be our reality. The definitive book of the 20th century is re-examined in a radical new adaptation exploring... more...

  • 2nd May 1997 (NHB Modern Plays)by Jack Thorne

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    A smouldering play about escaping the past, seizing the present and owning the future. 2nd May 1997. An historic victory. The Tories, eighteen years in power, are defeated as New Labour sweeps into government. From the euphoria and despair, three deeply personal stories emerge. Tory MP Robert prepares to attend the count. With defeat looming... more...

  • 54% Acrylic (NHB Modern Plays)by David Harrower

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 4.36

    When a young woman shoplifts for the first time, the store detective decides to give chase, but just how far is he prepared to go? This play was first staged at the Tron in Glasgow in 2010. more...

  • 55 Daysby Howard Brenton

    Nick Hern Books 2012; US$ 11.99

    A gripping historical drama that dramatises a crucial moment of English history. Premiered at Hampstead Theatre in October 2012. December 1648. The Army has occupied London. Parliament votes not to put the imprisoned king on trial, so the Army moves against Westminster in the first and only military coup in English history. What follows over the... more...

  • Abdelazerby Aphra Behn

    Copyright Group 2015; US$ 6.99

    Aphra Behn was a prolific and well established writer but facts about her remain scant and difficult to confirm. What can safely be said though is that Aphra Behn is now regarded as a key English playwright and a major figure in Restoration theatre. Aphra was born into the rising tensions to the English Civil War. Obviously a time of much division... more...

  • Acting Leader (NHB Modern Plays)by Joy Wilkinson

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 7.28

    After the sudden death of John Smith, Margaret Beckett finds herself hurled into the position of Acting Leader of the Opposition, and the sole female candidate in the race to lead the party. She embarks on her campaign with the support of Clare Short in the contest that saw the birth of New Labour. This play was first staged at the Traverse Theatre,... more...