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  • The Skriker (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    An extraordinary play combining English folk tales with modern urban life in a physically and verbally stunning creation. The Skriker of English legend is 'a shapeshifter and death portent, ancient and damaged'. In the play we follow in its search for love and revenge, as it pursues two young women to London, changing its shape at every new encounter.... more...

  • Japes (NHB Modern Plays)by Simon Gray

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    A funny and sardonic play about two brothers trapped in a love triangle with the woman they both love. Two brothers share the house they grew up in and then share the woman they both love. But as time passes and their family grows, the ties that bind them are tested to the limit. Spanning thirty years and offering a new slant on the eternal triangle,... more...

  • The Seafarer (NHB Modern Plays)by Conor McPherson

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    A breathtaking supernatural play from the author of The Weir . It's Christmas Eve and Sharky has returned to Dublin to look after his irascible, ageing brother who's recently gone blind. Old drinking buddies Ivan and Nicky are holed up at the house too, hoping to play some cards. But with the arrival of a stranger from the distant past, the stakes... more...

  • Shardikby Richard Adams

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 28.72

    This brilliantly inventive fantasy epic by the award-winning author of Watership Down immerses the reader in a medieval world complete with created languages, detailed maps and elaborate traditions and rituals. Centring on the long-awaited reincarnation of a giant bear among the half-barbaric Orelgan people, Shardik's appearance sets off a violent... more...

  • My Name is Rachel Corrie (NHB Modern Plays)by Rachel Corrie; Alan Rickman; Katherine Viner

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    The moving account of the life and early death of a young female activist, adapted from her own writings. Best New Play, 2006 Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers' Choice Awards Why did a 23-year old woman leave her comfortable American life to stand between an Israeli army bulldozer and a Palestinian home in the Gaza strip? Compiled from her letters,... more...

  • bedbound (NHB Modern Plays)by Enda Walsh

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 11.65

    A ferocious two-hander about a father-daughter relationship gone horribly and terrifyingly wrong, from the writer of Disco Pigs . Father and daughter share a small bed. He talks frantically about his extraordinary past in furniture sales; she talks no less compulsively about anything at all, to fill the terrifying silence in her head. Edinburgh... more...

  • Great Expectations (NHB Modern Plays)by Charles Dickens; Declan Donnellan; Nick Ormerod

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A gritty adaptation of Dickens? least sentimental love story with a cast of some of his most unforgettable characters. Whilst at his parents? graveside, Pip is accosted by Magwitch, a convict escaped from one of the prison ships. Terrified, he is forced to help the man to get away. An unexpected invitation to the house of rich old Miss Havisham... more...

  • Jonah and Otto (NHB Modern Plays)by Robert Holman

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    Robert Holman's Jonah and Otto is a humane, funny and ultimately haunting play that explores masculinity, identity and what it means to be English. Over the course of a single day, two men share their solitude and unfold their secrets. They disagree with each other about women, about lust and about guilt. They question the power of magic, of... more...

  • Liz Lochhead Five Plays (NHB Modern Plays)by Liz Lochhead

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 21.86

    Five plays from the the makar (national poet) of Scotland, one of the country?s best-known (and best-loved) living playwrights. Liz Lochhead is the author of many highly inventive original plays, adaptations and translations, all crafted with her special blend of the vividly colloquial and the energetically poetic. This volume brings together five... more...

  • Ladies Down Under (NHB Modern Plays)by Amanda Whittington

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    The funny, heart-warming sequel to the enormously successful Ladies' Day , following the lasses from Hull on their adventures down under. After hitting the jackpot at Ladies' Day in York, the fishfilleting foursome - Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda - are celebrating in style with the trip of a lifetime to the land of Oz. While Shelley dreams of... more...