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  • Far Awayby Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2012; US$ 11.65

    A brilliant and unsettling play from one of the UK's leading dramatists. Premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in 2000. At the opening of the play, a young girl is questioning her aunt about having seen her uncle hitting people with an iron bar; by the end, several years later, the whole world is at war - including birds and animals. Far Away ... 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...

  • Uncle Vanyaby Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    Uncle Vanya is one of Anton Checkov's four major plays. It was first performed in 1900, the year after its publication, under direction by the celebrated Konstantin Stanislavski. The text reworks an earlier play by Checkov, The Wood Demon . Critics have attempted to follow Checkov's method and artistic development by tracking the changes he... more...

  • An Enemy of the Peopleby Henrik Ibsen; R. Farquharson Sharp

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99

    Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen wrote An Enemy of the People in 1882 as a response to the public outrage over his play Ghosts . Part comedy, part serious drama, the play looks at Dr. Thomas Stockmann's struggle to uphold the truth in the face of intolerance and willful ignorance, as his entire community turns against him. Branded an "Enemy... more...

  • They Can't Touch Him Nowby James Williamson

    Clink Street Publishing 2015; US$ 5.82

    Jimmy was only nine years old when he was molested and sexually assaulted in London's dingy East End. He struggled to keep his dark secret, while coping with being adopted and his illiterate father's violent outbursts. Desperately needing to be loved, Jimmy accepts an offer of 'conditional kindness' from Tom, his scoutmaster. Now, after a lifetime... more...

  • Deposit (NHB Modern Plays)by Matt Hartley

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 14.57

    A bittersweet and vital play that throws a spotlight on ‘Generation Rent? and the lengths they will go to in order to get that first step on the property ladder. Rachel and Ben want to buy a flat in London. And so do their friends, Melanie and Sam. But what with rent, tax, student loans, pensions and bills, it?s impossible to save for a deposit.... more...

  • Wink (NHB Modern Plays)by Phoebe Eclair-Powell

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 13.11

    An electrifying drama about what happens to personal identity in an age of ubiquitous technology and social media. John is a twenty-seven-year-old teacher ‘who probably wasn?t allowed to teach at an all-girls? school? and Mark is his sixteen-year-old ‘Olympic porn-watching? pupil. A normal week in their normal lives – school, eat, TV, sleep, repeat.... more...

  • Rules for Living (NHB Modern Plays)by Sam Holcroft

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 14.57

    Everyone creates their own coping strategies or rules for living. But what happens when an extended family gathers in the kitchen for a traditional Christmas and they each follow those rules, rigidly? In Sam Holcroft?s theatrically playful, dark comedy the family does just that. And when the instructions are there for all to see, audience included,... more...

  • The Midnight Letterboxby Edwin Morgan; James McGonigal; John Coyle

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2015; US$ 28.99

    Edwin Morgan was a professor of English at Glasgow University and retired in 1980. He has since been a visiting professor at Strathclyde University and at the University of Wales in Aberystwyth. He was Scotland?s first national poet and one of the best-loved and most significant poets of the 20th century. He is the author of many books, including... more...

  • The Culture Series of Iain M. Banksby Simone Caroti

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00

    This critical history of Iain M. Banks' Culture novels covers the series from its inception in the 1970s to the The Hydrogen Sonata (2012), published less than a year before Banks' death. It considers Banks' origins as a writer, the development of his politics and ethics, his struggles to become a published author, his eventual success... more...