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  • Igniting Wonderby Children?s Theatre Company; Peter Brosius; Elissa Adams; Amy Susman-Stillman

    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...

  • Mojo (NHB Modern Plays)by Jez Butterworth

    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...

  • The Normal Heart (NHB Modern Plays)by Larry Kramer

    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...

  • Jack Thorne Plays: One (NHB Modern Plays)by Jack Thorne

    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...

  • Sex for Saleby Katie N. Johnson

    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...

  • Light Shining in Buckinghamshire (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    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...

  • One Way Street (NHB Modern Plays)by David Grieg

    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...

  • The Philadelphia Connectionby B. J. Burton

    Intellect 2015; US$ 30.00

    Philadelphia is one of America’s most interesting and innovative cities for theatre. This book paints a picture of the city’s burgeoning scene through interviews with some of Philadelphia’s most influential and successful playwrights. Featuring interviews with Bruce Graham, Michael Hollinger, Thomas Gibbons, Seth Rozin, Louis Lippa,... more...

  • Contemporary Plays by Women of Colorby Roberta Uno

    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...

  • New Downtown Nowby Mac Wellman; Young Jean Lee

    University of Minnesota Press 2006; US$ 75.00

    New Downtown Now brings together ten new works that exemplify the playfulness, excitement, and possibilities of the theater.The anthology includes Interim by Barbara Cassidy; Tragedy: a tragedy by Will Eno; Nine Come by Elana Greenfield; Sachiko and Enoshima Island by Madelyn Kent; The Appeal by Young Jean Lee; The Vomit Talk of Ghosts by Kevin Oakes;... more...