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- 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...
- The Lilliput Press 1995; US$ 13.99
The Nobel Prize for Literature has drawn unprecedented attention to the poetry and prose of Seamus Heaney, who now takes his place alongside Dante and Yeats. Yet in spite of his international reputation, some still see Heaney as an earthbound, pastoral poet inspired by nostalgia. The Achievement fo Seamus Heaney, by the eminent critic John Wilson Foster,... more...
- 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...
- Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 11.65
A deeply emotional comedy drama from the author of East is East , exploring the relationships we have with our roots, and with those that we love but don?t always understand. Bonfire Night. Salford, 2002. A disparate group of warring siblings gather at the family home under the shadow of impending loss. Amidst the cut and thrust of spiky Salford... more...
- Wings Press 2010; US$ 9.95
Alms for Oblivion is a 400-line quest poem, seeking the roots of inspiration, in which the protagonist is split in halfthe "he" represents the rational, scientific mind; the "I" is a mystic romantic, deeply imbued with muse lore ranging from Fanny Brawne to Cerddwen to the Ur-poet Enheduanna's goddess Inanna. New World and Old World mythologies... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2012; US$ 10.99
A simple and delightfully inventive re-telling of the stories from the Arabian Nights. This revised edition was published alongside the Royal Shakespeare Company's production in 2009. It is wedding night in the palace of King Shahrayar. By morning, the new Queen Shahrazad is to be put to death like all the young brides before her. But she has one... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95
John Arden was one of the major playwrights to have emerged during the 1950s, yet his work has arguably been misunderstood. In this book, first published in 1974, Albert Hunt?s primary concern is to relate the plays written by John Arden alone, as well as those written in collaboration with Margaretta D?Arcy, both to Arden?s whole concept of theatre,... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00
Of the many dynamic, young playwrights to be associated with the "In-Yer-Face" burst of creative talent on the British stage in the mid-1990s, Joe Penhall has challenged Britain's status quo the most. Penhall believes his plays should constantly provoke and enrage not only the institutions he targets, but also his audience. This critical... more...