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  • Becoming Virginia Woolfby Barbara Lounsberry

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 74.95

    Encompassing thirty-eight handwritten volumes, Virginia Woolf?s diary is her longest work, her longest sustained, and last work to reach the public. In the only full-length work to explore deeply this luminous and boundary-stretching masterpiece, Barbara Lounsberry traces Woolf?s development as a writer through her first twelve diaries?a fascinating... more...

  • Be My Baby (NHB Modern Plays)by Amanda Whittington

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    A poignant drama about attitudes to teenage pregnancy in 60s Britain. Be My Baby follows the fortunes of Mary Adams, aged 19, unmarried and seven months pregnant. Forcibly sent to a Mother and Baby Home in the north of England by a mother intent on keeping up appearances, Mary along with the other girls in the home has to cope with both the... more...

  • Hedda Gablerby Henrik Ibsen; Stephen Mulrine

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 5.82

    The NHB Drama Classics series presents the world's greatest plays in affordable, highly readable editions for students, actors and theatregoers. The hallmarks of the series are accessible introductions (focussing on the play's theatrical and historical background, together with an author biography, key dates and suggestions for further reading) and... more...

  • The Winterling (NHB Modern Plays)by Jez Butterworth

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A comedy thriller from the author of the Olivier Award-winning Jerusalem . West waits in a burnt-out farmhouse, on Dartmoor, in the depths of winter, for two associates from the city. The wine has been poured and the revolver loaded. But who is waiting upstairs? 'characteristically moreish thanks to its high-definition misfits and clash of casual... more...

  • Parlour Song (NHB Modern Plays)by Jez Butterworth

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    A blackly hilarious exploration of deceit, paranoia and murderous desire, as the spirit of the Blues lands in leafy suburbia. Demolition expert Ned lives in a nice new house on a nice new estate on the edge of the English countryside. He loves his job. Barbecues. Car-boot sales. Fitness programmes. Outwardly his life is entirely unremarkable. Not... more...

  • Misterman (NHB Modern Plays)by Enda Walsh

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    A virtuosic study of one man's descent into religious mania in small-town Ireland. Inishfree might seem like a quaint Irish town, but fierce evangelist Thomas Magill knows better. He knows that jovial Dwain Flynn is a miserable drunk, that Timmy O?Leary enslaves his lovely mother, and that sweet Mrs Cleary is a blasphemous flirt. It is down to... more...

  • Shining City (NHB Modern Plays)by Conor McPherson

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    A brilliant, haunting play from the multi-award winning author of The Weir . Ian has left the priesthood to become a therapist. John is one of his first clients. John's wife has been killed in a car accident, and he keeps receiving visits from her ghost. John, with Ian's help, starts to recover. But what begins as an unusual encounter becomes... more...

  • The Birds (stage version) (NHB Modern Plays)by Conor McPherson

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A suspenseful, atmospheric adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's enthralling short story. Mysterious masses of birds have begun to violently attack at high tide, driving strangers Nat and Diane to take refuge in an isolated, abandoned house by the sea and form a bond to survive their haunting new circumstance. With no electricity and scarce food, the... more...

  • The Night Heron (NHB Modern Plays)by Jez Butterworth

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A dark, funny, spellbinding play about a group of outcasts and eccentrics gathered in the Cambridgeshire fens. From the author of the smash-hit Jerusalem. The sighting of a rare bird attracts attention to a remote part of the fens. The visiting birdwatchers cannot know what dangers lie in the freezing darkness of the marshes. In an isolated cabin,... more...

  • Microcosm (NHB Modern Plays)by Matt Hartley

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A searing new play by a Bruntwood Prize-winning playwright. Alex has his flat. His home. He?s building a life with Clare. Nothing can derail his happiness - he just wishes those kids would stop hanging round outside his house. But they?re just kids, with nothing to do. They?re not dangerous, right? Microcosm premiered at the Soho Theatre, London,... more...