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  • A Hard Rain (NHB Modern Plays)by Jon Bradfield; Martin Hooper

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A play about what happens when you push things underground, set in New York 1969 in the sweltering few days before the eruption of the Stonewall riots. Kicked out of the military after a year in Vietnam, Ruby rocks up in Greenwich Village in high heels and a rage, and meets the street kid who will change his world. Jon Bradfield and Martin Hooper's... more...

  • Vergessen, was Eltern sindby Julian Reidy

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 42.23

    Diese Studie setzt sich kritisch mit dem Phänomen der sogenannten Väterliteratur auseinander. Aus den durchaus erfolgreichen autobiographischen »Väter-Büchern«, die zumeist in den Siebzigerjahren des 20. Jahrhunderts erschienen sind, lesen viele Literaturwissenschaftler »Kritik am Vater als dem symbolischen Vertreter der Macht und des Gesetzes«. Das... more...

  • Alles aus!?by Reiner Andreas Neuschäfer

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2007; US$ 15.83

    Grenzen können lähmen; besonders, wenn man jung ist. Da ist es hilfreich aufzuzeigen, wie mit solchen Grenzerfahrungen produktiv umzugehen wäre.»Alles aus!?« stellt Materialien zur Verfügung, die das Gefühlschaos rund um Tod, Abschied und Trauer für Jugendliche behutsam aufschlüsseln ? nachdenklich, offen, christlich fundiert. Weitere Hefte der Reihe... more...

  • dirty butterfly (NHB Modern Plays)by debbie tucker green

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A mesmerising and startling play about voyeurism, power and guilt. 'You ever woken up of a morning wondering if this one was gonna be your last – you ever got that feelin in your stomach as you lay there wonderin that? Like butterflies gone ballistic. Like butterflies gone bad.' Listening through their thin walls, Amelia and Jason are drawn into... more...

  • Doctor Scroggy's War (NHB Modern Plays)by Howard Brenton

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    An epic, hilarious and moving play that takes a sideways look at the First World War. 1915. Jack Twigg, twenty-one years old, enlists in the London Regiment and goes on a journey he never imagined - nor did the rest of the world. On his way, he meets the pioneering medic Harold Gillies, who saves his life and his sanity. And who is the mysterious... more...

  • Our Few and Evil Days (NHB Modern Plays)by Mark O'Rowe

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    Mark O'Rowe's Our Few and Evil Days is a chilling yet deeply human story about the limits of devotion. Adele and her parents have always been close. But recently, that closeness has been tainted by an increasing sense of mistrust. Tonight, a visit from a stranger will force them to confront the terrifying reality of their relationship. Our... more...

  • A Dream Play (NHB Classic Plays)by August Strindberg; Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    Caryl Churchill's spare and resonant version of Strindberg's enigmatic masterpiece. Written in 1901, a mysterious amalgam of Freud, Alice in Wonderland and Strindberg's own private symbolism, A Dream Play follows the logic of a dream: A young woman comes from another world to see if life is really as difficult as people make it out to be. Characters... more...

  • Wendy & Peter Pan (NHB Modern Plays)by Ella Hickson; J. M. Barrie

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 14.57

    Ella Hickson's version of J.M. Barrie's much-loved story puts the character of Wendy firmly centre stage, in an adaptation that is refreshingly modern but never loses the charm of the original. Winter 1909. Snow is falling across London. Wendy Darling and her brothers sleep peacefully in their bedroom, as their parents bicker downstairs. In a sudden... more...

  • Franz von Heufeld: Lustspieleby Franz von Heufeld; Johann Sonnleitner

    Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag 2014; US$ 15.83

    Franz von Heufeld (1731-1795), in Mainau am Bodensee (damals "Vorderösterreich") geboren, studierte ab 1748 an der Wiener Universität, wo er juristische und philosophische Studien absolvierte. Danach schlug er die Beamtenlaufbahn ein, steuerte Beiträge zu den ersten Wiener moralischen Wochenschriften Die Welt und Der österreichische Patriot... more...

  • Avant Garde Theatreby Christopher Innes

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 51.95

    Examining the development of avant garde theatre from its inception in the 1890s right up to the present day, Christopher Innes exposes a central paradox of modern theatre; that the motivating force of theatrical experimentation is primitivism. What links the work of Strindberg, Artaud, Brook and Mnouchkine is an idealisation of the elemental and a... more...