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  • dirty butterfly (NHB Modern Plays)by debbie tucker green

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A mesmerising and startling play about voyeurism, power and guilt. 'You ever woken up of a morning wondering if this one was gonna be your last you ever got that feelin in your stomach as you lay there wonderin that? Like butterflies gone ballistic. Like butterflies gone bad.' Listening through their thin walls, Amelia and Jason are drawn into... more...

  • Doctor Scroggy's War (NHB Modern Plays)by Howard Brenton

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    An epic, hilarious and moving play that takes a sideways look at the First World War. 1915. Jack Twigg, twenty-one years old, enlists in the London Regiment and goes on a journey he never imagined - nor did the rest of the world. On his way, he meets the pioneering medic Harold Gillies, who saves his life and his sanity. And who is the mysterious... more...

  • World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatreby Peter Nagy; Philippe Rouyer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    The World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre:Europe covers theatre since World War II in forty-seven European nations, including the nations which re-emerged following the break-up of the former USSR, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia. Each national article is divided into twelve sections - History, Structure of the National Theatre Community, Artistic... more...

  • Our Few and Evil Days (NHB Modern Plays)by Mark O'Rowe

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    Mark O'Rowe's Our Few and Evil Days is a chilling yet deeply human story about the limits of devotion. Adele and her parents have always been close. But recently, that closeness has been tainted by an increasing sense of mistrust. Tonight, a visit from a stranger will force them to confront the terrifying reality of their relationship. Our... more...

  • Eternal Love (NHB Modern Plays)by Howard Brenton

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A spellbinding new telling of a passionate and legendary love story. When Abelard begins a wild affair with his brilliant student Heloise, his enemies find the perfect pretext to destroy him. Abelard is already on thin ice with the church over his contentious views and when Heloise bears his child out of wedlock, their affair becomes the scandal... more...

  • 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...