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  • Me, As a Penguin (NHB Modern Plays)by Tom Wells

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A charmingly offbeat, surreal comedy of knitting, penguins and Battenberg. Stitch is hitting the gay scene of Hull. Or at least dipping his toe in the water, while staying with his heavily pregnant sister Liz and her shabby sofa-loving partner Mark. But why won?t Stitch let anyone into the bathroom even though Liz is dying for a pee? And who is... more...

  • Burying Your Brother in the Pavement (NHB Modern Plays)by Jack Thorne

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A play about grief and looking at someone that little bit more closely. Tom?s brother Luke is dead. This has upset a lot of people but it hasn?t upset Tom. Or, rather, it has upset him, but in ways he can?t explain and other people can't understand. You see, Tom and Luke were never friends. In fact, Tom didn't really like Luke at all. So it?s... more...

  • Freak (NHB Modern Plays)by Anna Jordan

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    A punchy and provocative new play by the Bruntwood Prize-winning author of Yen. Georgie is thirty with dirty secrets. She drinks in her bedroom and hides from the sun. Leah is fifteen with teenage dreams. She practices her cum face and Veets. A lot. All-meat, all-sex, all-vulnerable, all-powerful. There's a first time for everything... Isn't there?... more...

  • Miss Julieby August Strindberg; 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...

  • The Parricideby Rosemary Johns; Diane Stubbings

    Currency Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    St Petersburg, Russia, 1866. Nihilist revolutionaries have taken to the streets and the rule of the Tsar is under threat. In a small flat, Fyodor Dostoyevsky grafts out a novel for an unscrupulous publisher; it isn’t the novel he wants to write, but he is under contract, so he works. All the time, though, he is haunted by a story from his past—that... more...

  • Patient 12by Kevin Summers

    Currency Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    Patient 12 is set in an office in a Melbourne military hospital, in the years immediately following World War I. The play examines a neglected period of Australia’s history through the prism of the kith and kin of those who went to war and either failed to return, or came back physically and/or emotionally scarred. 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...

  • World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatreby Peter Nagy; Philippe Rouyer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    The World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre:Europe covers theatre since World War II in forty-seven European nations, including the nations which re-emerged following the break-up of the former USSR, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia. Each national article is divided into twelve sections - History, Structure of the National Theatre Community, Artistic... 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...