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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 35.00
This is the second volume of Plays from New River, showcasing a place where gifted writers of plays and screenplays are paid and nurtured to write whatever they most want to write. These three very different plays are among the results. Mark Eisman's Feasting on Cardigans explores with whimsical humor a pair of dedicated exterminators and the emotional... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 48.00
Fueled by ongoing research into developmental psychology and theatre arts, the Children?s Theatre Company of Minneapolis presents in this book four of its newly commissioned plays for preschoolers. These four distinct plays all help young children to develop a moral compass and critical-thinking skills?while also showing them the power of the theatre... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 11.99
A slick and violent black comedy set in the Soho clubland of the 1950s. The hit debut play from the author of Jerusalem . In the seedy gangster underworld of the rock'n'roll scene, club owners fight for control of Johnny Silver, the latest young sensation. First premiered at the Royal Court in 1995, Mojo won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 11.99
Larry Kramer's passionate, polemical drama is set during the early days of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s. It follows the efforts of one man, while his friends are dying around him, to break through a conspiracy of silence, indifference and hostility from public officials and the gay community, and gain recognition for a disease that threatens to... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 21.86
Acclaimed for his screenplays for TV dramas including Skins , Shameless , The Fades , This is England '86/'88/'90 and Glue , Jack Thorne first emerged as a writer of unflinching, compassionate and often challenging plays for the stage. Described as a powerful voice for Britain’s youth’ ( Independent ), he remains one of the... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 45.00
In early twentieth-century U.S. culture, sex sold. While known mainly for its social reforms, the Progressive Era was also obsessed with prostitution, sexuality, and the staging of women?s changing roles in the modern era. By the 1910s, plays about prostitution (or ?brothel dramas?) had inundated Broadway, where they sometimes became long-running... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57
Caryl Churchill's Light Shining in Buckinghamshire , set during the English Civil War, tells the story of the men and women who went into battle for the soul of England. Passionate, moving and provocative, it speaks of the revolution we never had and the legacy it left behind. In the aftermath of the Civil War, England stands at a crossroads.... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 7.28
A play from the author of The Cosmonaut's Last Message to the Woman He Once Loved in the Former Soviet Union , Victoria and Pyrenees . A one-man show set in eastern Berlin in 1995, in which Flannery tells us his life story in the form of a guide to the city. more...
- Intellect 2015; US$ 30.00
Philadelphia is one of Americas most interesting and innovative cities for theatre. This book paints a picture of the citys burgeoning scene through interviews with some of Philadelphias most influential and successful playwrights. Featuring interviews with Bruce Graham, Michael Hollinger, Thomas Gibbons, Seth Rozin, Louis Lippa,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 51.95
Contemporary Plays by Women of Color is a ground-breaking anthology of eighteen new and recent works by African American, Asian American, Latina American and Native American playwrights. This compelling collection includes works by award-winning and well-known playwrights such as Anna Deavere Smith, Cherrie Moraga, Pearl Cleage, Marga Gomez and Spiderwoman,... more...