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  • Wendy & Peter Pan (NHB Modern Plays)by Ella Hickson; J.M. Barrie

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 14.57

    <p><p>Ella Hickson's version of J.M. Barrie's much-loved story puts the character of Wendy firmly centre stage, in an adaptation that is refreshingly modern but never loses the charm of the original.</p></p><p><p>Winter 1908. Snow is falling across London. Wendy Darling and her brothers sleep peacefully in their... more...

  • Seventeenby Whittet Matthew

    Currency Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    Seventeen is about the cusp of adulthood and has been specially written for a rollcall of the country’s great senior actors— Peter Carroll, Maggie Dence, Judi Farr, John Gaden and Barry Otto—all playing a group of teenagers, drinking, singing, dancing, gabbling, worrying and maybe even pashing, their way through their last night of childhood... more...

  • The Bleeding Treeby Angus Cerini

    Currency Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    In a dirt-dry town in rural Australia, a shot shatters the still night. A mother and her daughters have just welcomed home the man of the house-with a crack in the shins and a bullet in the neck. The only issue now is disposing of the body. Triggered into thrilling motion by an act of revenge, The Bleeding Tree is rude, rhythmical and irreverently... more...

  • Antigoneby Jane Montgomery Griffiths

    Currency Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    Antigone has always been a respected member of her community but in civil war all bets are off. She suddenly finds herself on the outside looking in. Everyone has a right to bury their dead. Everyone has a right to give their loved ones a dignified resting place. Yet when the community leaders decide that they need to set an example, they deny Antigone... more...

  • Maggie Stoneby Caleb Lewis

    Currency Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    Stone in both heart and name, loans officer Maggie has no sympathy for the applicants who cross her path daily, no matter how desperate their stories may be. That is until an African refugee who is desperately trying to rebuild a life for herself and her family is brought to Stone by a friend. Something clicks and Stone is overcome with compassion.... more...

  • Poverty and Charity in Early Modern Theater and Performanceby Robert Henke

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 55.00

    Whereas previous studies of poverty and early modern theatre have concentrated on England and the criminal rogue, Poverty and Charity in Early Modern Theatre and Performance takes a transnational approach, which reveals a greater range of attitudes and charitable practices regarding the poor than state poor laws and rogue books suggest. Close study... more...

  • The Maths Tutor (NHB Modern Plays)by Clare McIntyre

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 14.57

    A wry and incisive play exposing how our desire for a normal family life and our fears about adults, young people and sex, can sometimes outride the truth. Tom and JJ are best mates, sharing school, hobbies and the same Maths tutor. Tom's parents seem to have the perfect marriage - yet nobody knows the secret deal that has kept the family together... more...

  • Kid Stakesby Ray Lawler

    Currency Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    A joyful portrait of the summer of the first doll, in which a chance encounter brings Olive and Emma, Roo and Barney, into the shabby Carlton terrace to begin a seventeen year journey of seasonal love and argument. Kid Stakes introduces the fun-loving Nancy, who has left the scene by the seventeenth summer, adding a new poignancy to the story. more...

  • Other Timesby Ray Lawler

    Currency Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    Chronologically, Other Times is the middle play of Ray Lawler's Doll Trilogy. Set during the Second World War, in late winter, Barney and Roo are on leave from the army. This functions as the fulcrum of the three plays; it is a time in which the characters stop being kids and become adults. Middle age is looming and life is no longer just a game.... more...

  • Das moderne Dramaby Axel Schalk

    Reclam Verlag 2015; US$ 6.51

    Axel Schalks Darstellung des modernen Dramas trägt den starken Wechselwirkungen der deutschen mit der englischen, amerikanischen und französischen Dramatik seit 1950 Rechnung: Der Band stellt die wichtigsten deutschen und internationalen Autoren vor und analysiert die vier zentralen großen Problemstellungen: das psychologische Charakterdrama, die politische... more...