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  • Icecream (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    An unsettling look at British attitudes to America and vice versa, from one of our leading dramatists. 'The idea of Oregon, the word, just the word Oregon really thrills me'. 'You can't help loving England. The green fields. The accents. The pubs.' Set half in the UK and half in the US, Icecream tells the story of two couples an American... more...

  • This is a Chair (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 8.74

    A series of surreal sketches, each prefaced by a doom-laden tabloid style headline, This Is A Chair is at once modern and postmodern, tragedy and farce, about all and about nothing. 'Churchill, who constantly reinvents dramatic form, has come up with something compelling and strange: an intimate revue about the increasing surreality of modern... more...

  • Hotel (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    An innovative theatre piece combining music, voices and dance, with a text by Caryl Churchill and music by Orlando Gough. Hotel is in two parts: In the first, Eight Rooms , fourteen people tourists, couples and business people spend an ordinary night in a hotel. But they all occupy the same space, their stories overlapping and interweaving... more...

  • Mad Forest (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    Mad Forest explores the reactions of ordinary people to confused events, focusing in particular on two families. What emerges is the dreadful damage done to people's lives by repression and the painful difficulties of lasting change. Caryl Churchill's play about the Romanian revolution was written after she, the director and a group of students... more...

  • His Dark Materials (Stage Version) (NHB Modern Plays)by Philip Pullman; Nicholas Wright

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A two-play dramatisation of Philip Pullman's extraordinary award-winning fantasy trilogy, first seen at the National Theatre. His Dark Materials takes us on a thrilling journey through worlds familiar and unknown. For Lyra and Will, its two central characters, it's a coming of age and a transforming spiritual experience. Their great quest demands... more...

  • What Do I Know?by Richard Eyre

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 21.86

    Since his successful spell running the National Theatre, Richard Eyre?s career as a director of film, theatre and opera has made him a leading cultural figure and a hugely respected commentator on the arts. This book collects over fifty short pieces written by Eyre about people he has known and worked with, ideas he has struggled with, things that... more...

  • The Veil (NHB Modern Plays)by Conor McPherson

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    Set around a haunted house hemmed in by a restive, starving populace, The Veil weaves Ireland?s troubled colonial history into a transfixing story about the search for love, the transcendental and the circularity of time. May 1822, rural Ireland. The defrocked Reverend Berkeley arrives at the crumbling former glory of Mount Prospect House to... more...

  • Cressida (NHB Modern Plays)by Nicholas Wright

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A comedy drama set in the seedily glamorous world of 17th-century London theatre. John Shank is an actor, talent-scout and trainer of boy players in the 1630s, when women's roles are still played by precocious boys. Up to his eyes in debt, Shank's only hope of escaping destitution is an unpromising 14-year-old would-be, Stephen Hammerton. Can he... more...

  • The Thrill of Love (NHB Modern Plays)by Amanda Whittington

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A gripping drama about Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain. A divorcee with a young child to care for, Ruth works in the kind of nightclubs where there?s more than just a drink on offer. The girls work hard, play hard and dream of a movie-star life. Then she meets the wealthy, womanising David, a racing driver with whom she becomes... more...

  • Caryl Churchill Plays: Four (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 21.86

    The fourth volume of the collected plays of one of the best playwrights alive. Written over a period of ten years and evincing an extraordinary range of topics and techniques, this fourth volume of Caryl Churchill's collected plays confirms her standing as a playwright who is 'amongst the best half-dozen now writing' ( The Times ). This volume... more...