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  • 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...

  • Handbuch Literarische Rhetorikby Rüdiger Zymner

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 280.00

    ?Literary rhetoric? is a scholarly engagement with literature and literary history that incorporates the system of rhetoric. This handbook offers insight into the problematics and working areas of literary rhetoric, thereby documenting a key domain in modern rhetorical research. more...

  • The Ginger Ale Boy (NHB Modern Plays)by Enda Walsh

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 11.65

    Enda Walsh's very first, previously unpublished play, is a Cork cabaret about a ventriloquist who loses control. First staged by Corcadorca Theatre Company at Granary Theatre, Cork, 1995. more...

  • The Small Things (NHB Modern Plays)by Enda Walsh

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 11.65

    A fierce and devastating fable about enforced silence - commissioned and premiered by Paines Plough, one of Britain's leading new-writing companies, to open their This Other England season at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London. Two houses, each perched on a mountain top, stare at each other across a deep valley. A man and a woman talk about... more...

  • Stolenby Jane Harrison

    Currency Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    Stolen tells of five young Aboriginal children forcibly removed from their parents, brought up in a repressive children’s home and trained for domestic service and other menial jobs. Segregated from society from their earliest years, not all of them successfully manage their lives when released into the outside world.The pain, poignancy and sheer... more...

  • The Berry Manby Patricia Cornelius

    Currency Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    The Berry Man is a searing indictment of the consequences of war, with the humour and fragile, flawed characters that are a trademark of Cornelius' writing. Eric, a Vietnam vet, has inherited a farm but struggles to grow a single crop. Marjorie, his fiercely independent but troubled neighbour, is unaware of the wartime horrors that plague him.... more...

  • Bacchaeby Euripides; Kenneth McLeish; Frederic Raphael

    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...

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

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 21.86

    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; Helen Edmundson

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 18.94

    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...