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  • The Wardrobe (NHB Modern Plays)by Sam Holcroft

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    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 Theatre Connections... more...

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

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 21.86

    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$ 21.86

    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; Helen Edmunson

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    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; Stephen Mulrine

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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.... more...

  • Thyestesby Seneca; Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    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...