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  • Kevin Elyot: Four Plays (NHB Modern Plays)by Kevin Elyot

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 16.99

    A collection of plays from the acclaimed author of My Night With Reg , spanning twenty years of brilliant playwriting from our leading specialist in the comedy of pain. Included in this volume are: Coming Clean Winner of the Samuel Beckett Award, Elyot's first play, an examination of infidelity within a gay relationship. 'A very funny and... more...

  • War and Peace (NHB Modern Plays)by Leo Tolstoy

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 20.99

    A magnificent two-play epic, adapted from Tolstoy's novel and first staged by Shared Experience. One of the longest novels in Western literature, Tolstoy's War and Peace intertwines its epic account of Napoleon's invasion of Russia with the tale of three aristocratic families. Painted on a vast canvas of locations, characters and experiences,... more...

  • The Jungle Book (Stage Version) (NHB Modern Plays)by Rudyard Kipling

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 12.99

    Rudyard Kipling's classic jungle tales, in an acclaimed stage adaptation by Stuart Paterson, 'a master of children's theatre' ( Scotsman ). 'This exhilarating production ticks all the boxes for families looking for an uplifting treat' - Time Out 'A top-class production, a tropical cocktail of intense and comical moments, shaken and stirred... more...

  • Tiger Country (NHB Modern Plays)by Nina Raine

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 15.99

    Nina Raine's Tiger Country is a hospital play that follows a tangle of doctors and nurses in a busy London hospital - from the award-winning author of Tribes . Professionalism and prejudice, turbulent staff romances, ambition and failure collide in this swirling, action-packed drama about an overburdened health service that we all depend on... more...

  • An Enemy of the Peopleby Henrik Ibsen

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 6.99

    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...

  • Elephants (NHB Modern Plays)by Rose Heiney

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 15.99

    Rose Heiney’s debut play Elephants is a sharp black comedy with a tender heart that explores the paths we take in life and their repercussions on the people we love most. 5.53 p.m. Christmas Eve. Richard and Sally are waiting for their friends and family to join in the festivities – the tree is decorated, the wine is mulling, the presents... more...

  • Wit (NHB Modern Plays)by Margaret Edson

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.99

    A stunning first play about an academic attempting to come to terms with cancer. Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Now an Emmy-award winning feature film starring Emma Thompson Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a renowned specialist in the brilliantly difficult Holy Sonnets of John Donne, has been diagnosed with stage four metatastic ovarian... more...

  • Hope (NHB Modern Plays)by Jack Thorne

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 15.99

    An urgent political play from the writer behind Let The Right One In and This is England ’86 . Hope is a funny and scathing fable attacking the squeeze on local government. How do you save twenty-two million pounds? Mark and Hilary, the leaders of the Council, are about to find out. Jack Thorne's Hope premiered at the Royal Court... more...

  • Faust: Parts I & II(NHB Classic Plays)by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 24.99

    A two-part version of Goethe's great work, retaining the mighty scope, linguistic daring and philosophical intricacy of the original. God and Mephistopheles make a bet on who can win the soul of Dr Faust. The good doctor signs a contract that offers him boundless knowledge and sensual gratification – but on one condition... Faust: Parts... more...

  • Lionboy (NHB Modern Plays)by Zizou Corder

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 14.99

    Charlie Ashanti lives in a future where phones are powered by the sun, cars are banned and companies are more powerful than countries. Charlie is a perfectly normal boy, except for one thing: he can speak to cats. When his parents are kidnapped, he sets off on a rescue mission – with a little help from a floating circus and its pride of performing... more...