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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...

  • Bird and other monologues for young women (NHB Modern Plays)by Laura Lomas

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    A cutting-edge monologue that throws light on the experience of a teenager in contemporary Britain, from one of the country's most exciting young playwrights. It?s four in the morning and Leah is waiting for her boyfriend to call. Over the course of a single night she tells us what it?s like to be fourteen, fearless and full of love. But everything... more...

  • Thyestesby Seneca; Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    A violent tragedy by a contemporary of Nero, in a faithful and uncut translation by one of our leading dramatists. Atreus, Agamemnon's father, takes revenge on his brother Thyestes by murdering Thyestes's sons and serving their flesh up for their father's dinner. 'a bleakly eloquent new translation... leaves you deeply impressed' - Sunday Times... more...

  • The Distance (NHB Modern Plays)by Deborah Bruce

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A painfully funny play about motherhood (and fatherhood), about keeping control, and about letting go. Good friends should be there for one another no matter what. But when Bea returns home after five years abroad, having made a bold choice about her life, old friends struggle to support her, or even to understand. One night in Brighton, things... more...

  • Drunk Enough to Say I Love You? (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    A man falls in love with America and leaves his wife and children for fifty years of love and adventure with Sam. 'startling... Having dealt in the past with the politics of sex, Churchill puts the sexuality of politics centre stage' - Guardian 'radiates quiet fury... Churchill's focus and target is America's broader foreign policies and Britain's... 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...