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  • This May Hurt A Bit (NHB Modern Plays)by Stella Feehily

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A witty, tender, and occasionally surreal exploration of one family's experience of the NHS. A month after stating "we will stop the top-down reorganisation of the NHS that has got in the way of patient care", the government launched the biggest top-down reorganisation the service had seen in its 65-year history. Stella Feehily's play explores... more...

  • Ladies' Day (NHB Modern Plays)by Amanda Whittington

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    An exuberant comedy about four likely lasses from the Hull fish docks on a day trip to the races, from the author of Be My Baby . Work, love and life are just one long, hard slog for the fish-filleting foursome Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda. But their fortunes are set to change when Linda finds tickets to Ladies' Day at Royal Ascot the year it... more...

  • Disco Pigs & Sucking Dublin (NHB Modern Plays)by Enda Walsh

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    Disco Pigs is the award-winning play about two warped teenagers that confirmed Enda Walsh's place in the forefront of young Irish dramatists and was filmed in 2001 with Cillian Murphy and Elaine Cassidy. Stewart Parker Award George Devine Award Pig and Runt are two 17-year-olds who share everything: birthday, language, worldview - and... 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    Enda Walsh's very first, previously unpublished play, is a Cork cabaret about a ventriloquist who loses control.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...

  • 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...

  • 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...