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  • 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...

  • Terminus (NHB Modern Plays)by Mark O'Rowe

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 13.11

    A blackly comic vision of Dublin infested with demons, from the author of Howie the Rookie . Edinburgh Fringe First Award 2008 Three people are ripped from their daily lives and catapulted into a fantastical world of singing serial killers, avenging angels and lovesick demons. Hold tight as the ordinary turns extraordinary in Mark O'Rowe's... more...

  • Enda Walsh Plays: Two (NHB Modern Plays)by Enda Walsh

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 21.86

    The second collection of plays from the multi-award-winning Irish playwright. This volume of remarkable plays charts the development of one of the most strikingly original playwrights in contemporary theatre. It collects together four full-length plays – three of which were produced by Galway?s Druid Theatre Company, three of which were performed... more...

  • Telling the Story in the Middle Agesby Kathryn A. Duys; Elizabeth Emery; Laurie Postlewate

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 99.00

    New examinations of the role storytelling played in medieval life. more...

  • The King?s Wagesby Augustine Brempong

    Langaa RPCIG 2015; US$ 19.00

    Containing hints of political satire, The King?s Wages is a play that seeks to unmask the wicked absurdity of getting power at all costs. It tells the story of a man called Tutu who wants to be king and murders his own brother in pursuit of his plan. Tutu finally becomes king, but soon realizes that there is more to it than he bargained for. The chief... more...

  • Motherby Daniel Keene

    Currency Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    Mother is a one-woman play that tells the story of Christie, a homeless woman in a world detached, unforgiving and destructive. It gives voice to the fallen and dispossessed, to those at the edge of safety, at the point of being undone. Utterly devastating, yet written with Daniel Keene’s characteristic lyricism, Mother is wrought with tenderness,... more...

  • Dream Pill (NHB Modern Plays)by Rebecca Prichard

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 7.28

    Two children forced into prostitution narrate their harrowing story. This play was originally published in the volume Charged , a collection of plays about the lives of women in the criminal justice system, and was commissioned and premiered by Clean Break , a theatre and education company working with women whose lives have been affected by... more...

  • Doris Day (NHB Modern Plays)by EV Crowe

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 7.28

    Two police officers clash over different expectations of the job. This play was originally published in the volume Charged , a collection of plays about the lives of women in the criminal justice system, and was commissioned and premiered by Clean Break , a theatre and education company working with women whose lives have been affected by the... more...