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  • Noughts & Crosses (NHB Modern Plays)by Malorie Blackman

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.99

    An electrifying, bittersweet love story with echoes of Romeo and Juliet , set in a society divided by racial bigotry and a world rocked by terrorism. Adapted from Malorie Blackman's best-selling novels. Sephy (a Cross) is the daughter of the Deputy Prime Minister. Callum is the son of a Nought agitator. United by a shared sense of injustice as... more...

  • The Wardrobe (NHB Modern Plays)by Sam Holcroft

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 15.99

    A gripping journey through British history that shows how our country was shaped and how connected we are with our past. Across seven centuries, small groups of children seek sanctuary in the same solid old wardrobe. It’s the safest place they know – but is it safe enough? The Wardrobe was commissioned as part of the 2014 National... more...

  • Love in Idleness / Less Than Kind (The Rattigan Collection)by Terence Rattigan

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 23.99

    Love in Idleness is the third in Terence Rattigan's unofficial trilogy of war plays (after Flare Path and While the Sun Shines ). It is published here alongside an earlier version of the play, Less Than Kind , which was never staged during Rattigan's lifetime. Michael, eighteen, returns to wartime London from schooling in Canada, brimming... more...

  • Caryl Churchill Plays: Three (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 23.99

    Spanning almost ten years and embracing a remarkable range of style and subject matter, this third volume of Churchill's Collected Plays, introduced by the author, contains: Icecream - an unsettling look at British attitudes to America, and vice versa Mad Forest - Churchill's response to the Romanian Revolution The Skriker - a 'spellbinding'... more...

  • Thérèse Raquin (NHB Modern Plays)by Émile Zola

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 15.99

    A story of lust, madness and destruction set in the backstreets of Paris. Based on Emile Zola's classic novel. The beautiful but doomed heroine is trapped in a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Camille. Every Thursday evening she watches her domineering aunt, Madame Raquin, play dominoes... until one day her husband brings along an old friend,... more...

  • The Misanthropeby Molière

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 7.99

    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...

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

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    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$ 12.99

    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...