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  • The Stingby Matthew Specktor; Sean Howe

    Soft Skull Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    From Melville to Madoff, the Confidence Man is an essential American archetype. George Roy Hill?s 1973 film The Sting treats this theme with a characteristic dexterity. The movie was warmly received in its time, winning seven Academy Awards, but there were some who thought the movie was nothing more than a slight throwback. Pauline Kael, among... more...

  • Children in Culture, Revisitedby Karín Lesnik-Oberstein

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Children in Culture, Revisited follows on from the first volume, Children in Culture , and is composed of a range of chapters, newly written for this collection, which offer further fully inter- and multidisciplinary considerations of childhood as a culturally and historically constructed identity rather than a constant psycho-biological entity. more...

  • Documentation, Disappearance and the Representation of Live Performanceby Dr Matthew Reason

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 120.00

    The documentation of practice is one of the principle concerns of performance studies. Focusing on contemporary performance practice and with emphasis on the transformative impact of video, photography and writing, this book explores the ideological, practical, and representational implications of knowing performance through its documentations. more...

  • Ububy Alfred Jarry; Kenneth McLeish

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 4.99

    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...

  • Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off (NHB Modern Plays)by Liz Lochhead

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 11.99

    A modern classic about the bitter rivalry between Mary, Queen of Scots, and her cousin and fellow ruler, Elizabeth I of England - retold by Scotland's most popular playwright. 'Once upon a time, there were twa queens on the wan green island, and the wan green island was split inty twa kingdoms. But no equal kingdoms...' Mary and Elizabeth are... more...

  • Rain Petitioning and Step Child: Playsby Munyaradzi Mawere

    Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 18.05

    In Nzarayaperaís village, famine and hunger strike as rain could not fall. The sky remains blue with scorching heat that leaves no creature desiring to move on with life. Chief Nzarayapera and his councillors believe this scourge is a curse from the ancestors. They think of holding a ceremony to mollify the ancestors and petition rain. The ceremony... more...

  • Blue Stockings (NHB Modern Plays)by Jessica Swale

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 11.99

    A moving, comical and eye-opening story of four young women fighting for education and self-determination against the larger backdrop of women’s suffrage. 1896. Girton College, Cambridge, the first college in Britain to admit women. The Girton girls study ferociously and match their male peers grade for grade. Yet, when the men graduate,... more...

  • Fault Lines (NHB Modern Plays)by Ali Taylor

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 11.99

    A razor-sharp new comedy that exposes the dilemmas of working in charity today and asks whether doing good is always the same as being good. 7.32am. Christmas Eve. Disasters Relief’s staff parties are legendary – but their aftermath cataclysmic. Nick and Abi wake amidst the carnage to breaking news: a massive earthquake has struck Pakistan.... more...

  • Let the Right One In (stage version) (NHB Modern Plays)by Jack Thorne; John Ajvide Lindqvist

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 11.99

    A dark and visceral coming-of-age vampire love story, based on the acclaimed novel and film. Oskar is a bullied, lonely, teenage boy living with his mother on a housing estate at the edge of town, when a spate of sinister killings rocks the neighbourhood. Eli is the young girl who has just moved in next door. She doesn’t go to school and... more...

  • Drawing the Line (NHB Modern Plays)by Howard Brenton

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    A vivid telling of the chaotic story of the partition that shaped the modern world. London, 1947. Summoned by the Prime Minister from the court where he is presiding judge, Cyril Radcliffe is given an unlikely mission. He is to travel to India, a country he has never visited, and, with limited survey information, no expert support and no knowledge... more...