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  • The Cure at Troyby Seamus Heaney

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 14.99

    The Cure at Troy is Seamus Heaney's version of Sophocles' Philoctetes . Written in the fifth century BC, this play concerns the predicament of the outcast hero, Philoctetes, whom the Greeks marooned on the island of Lemnos and forgot about until the closing stages of the Siege of Troy. Abandoned because of a wounded foot, Philoctetes nevertheless... more...

  • Cloud Nine (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 13.11

    A landmark play about sexual politics in colonial Africa and modern-day Britain, in which all our assumptions about sex and gender are stunningly exploded. First staged by Joint Stock and premiered in London at the Royal Court Theatre in 1979, it has since been staged all over the world. Set in both colonial Africa and modern-day Britain, Cloud... more...

  • Constellationsby Nick Payne

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 15.99

    ?A singular astonishment.? ?John Lahr, The New Yorker One relationship. Infinite possibilities.      In the beginning Marianne and Roland meet at a party. They go for a drink, or perhaps they don?t. They fall madly in love and start dating, but eventually they break up. After a chance encounter in a supermarket they get back together, or maybe... more...

  • Home on the Stageby Nicholas Grene

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    Nicholas Grene explores the subject of domestic spaces in modern drama through close readings of nine major plays. more...

  • Coolatully (NHB Modern Plays)by Fiona Doyle

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    Lyrical and urgent, Fiona Doyle's play Coolatully is a compassionate insight into the links between the economy, masculinity and society in the modern world. Kilian was once Coolatully's pride and joy, its champion on the hurling field. Now the village can't muster a team, the country's shutting down, and Eilish wants to leave for a new life... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...