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  • Beauty and the Beast (NHB Modern Plays)by Lucy Kirkwood

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    Lucy Kirkwood's delightful version of the classic fairytale, first seen in a production devised and directed by Katie Mitchell at the National Theatre for Christmas 2010. I expect you have been told fairytales before. But you have never really heard a fairytale until you have heard it told by a real fairy.? The theft of a single rose has monstrous... 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...

  • 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...

  • Penelope (NHB Modern Plays)by Enda Walsh

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    A riveting and savage take on the classic Greek myth of Penelope, wife of Odysseus. It?s 11.30 a.m. and already it?s thirty-three degrees Celsius. At the bottom of a drained swimming pool, four ridiculous men face their inevitable deaths, and play for an unwinnable love. Fringe First Award, Edinburgh 2010 'Grandiose Penelope...mixes classical... 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...

  • After the Dance (The Rattigan Collection)by Terence Rattigan

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    Rattigan's attack on the moral vacuity of the 'bright young things' of the twenties and thirties, written between French Without Tears and The Deep Blue Sea . David is a high-living, hard-drinking, successful writer involved with two women: his wife Joan and an earnest-minded younger woman, Helen. When Joan commits suicide David considers following... 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...

  • Rabbit (NHB Modern Plays)by Nina Raine

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A fiercely funny play about what it's like to be a young woman living, working, drinking, loving and having sex in the 21st century. Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright Critics Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright It's Bella's 29th birthday. Friends and former lovers meet for a drink to celebrate. But as the Bloody Marys... 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...

  • Rupert Brookeby Nigel Jones

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 11.65

    Paragon of youthful beauty, romantic symbol of a lost England, and precociously gifted poet, Rupert Chawner Brooke died in a hospital ship off the Aegean island of Skyros in April 1915, aged just 27. All England mourned his passing. But behind the glow of myth lies a darker reality. At the height of his promise a disappointment in love triggered... more...