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  • 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...

  • Spinning (NHB Modern Plays)by Deirdre Kinahan

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A devastating new play about loss and families, by Deirdre Kinahan, one of Ireland?s most exciting playwrights. What does it feel like to lose everything? To explain? What does it take to forgive the unforgivable? In small-town Ireland, father-of-one Conor is desperate to hold on to a life that is disintegrating before his eyes. Susan is a mother... more...

  • A Doll's Houseby Henrik Ibsen; Kenneth McLeish

    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...

  • Drama Games For Devising (NHB Drama Games)by Jessica Swale

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    As part of the ever-growing, increasingly popular Drama Games series, Jessica Swale returns with another dip-in, flick-through, quick-fire resource book, packed with dozens of drama games that can be used in the process of devising theatre. The games will be invaluable to directors and theatre companies at all levels who are creating new pieces... more...

  • Separate Tables (The Rattigan Collection)by Terence Rattigan

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    Set in a run-down residential hotel in Bournemouth, Separate Tables consists of two linked one-act plays. In the first a lonely divorcee tracks down her former husband in order to resume a kind of half-life with him. In the other a repressed young spinster offers brave moral support to a fake major accused of importuning women in a local cinema.... more...

  • Bombshells (NHB Modern Plays)by Joanna Murray-Smith

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    Six funny and perceptive monologues about the stresses of modern female life, from the author of Honour. Meryl Davenport - A mother who tells the story of her non-stop day in a rapid-fire internal monologue; Tiggy Entwhistle - A cactus lover bravely attempting to rise above her relationship crisis; Mary O'Donnell - A feisty teenage schoolgirl... more...

  • 2nd May 1997 (NHB Modern Plays)by Jack Thorne

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    A smouldering play about escaping the past, seizing the present and owning the future. 2nd May 1997. An historic victory. The Tories, eighteen years in power, are defeated as New Labour sweeps into government. From the euphoria and despair, three deeply personal stories emerge. Tory MP Robert prepares to attend the count. With defeat looming... more...

  • Woyzeckby Georg Büchner; Gregory Motton

    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 Urban Girl's Guide to Camping and other plays (NHB Modern Plays)by Fin Kennedy

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 21.86

    Tender, uncompromising, haunting and lyrical, these four plays together comprise a contemporary chronicle of the lives of East London's young women. The plays in this volume are: The Urban Girl's Guide to Camping (Southwark Playhouse, 2010) Mehndi Night (Venue 45, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 2007) Stolen Secrets (Venue 45, Edinburgh Festival... more...

  • Drama Games for Those Who Like to Say No (NHB Drama Games)by Chris Johnston

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    A dip-in, flick-through, quick-fire resource book in the NHB Drama Games series, this title is for teachers and workshop leaders working with difficult or reluctant students, youth groups, young offenders, and all those who seem intent on saying ‘no? to whatever is offered them. For these groups, drama games and activities need to be robust and... more...