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

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    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...

  • The Photoplayby Hugo Munsterberg

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    In the early years of the twentieth century, both psychology and motion pictures were just beginning to emerge as significant cultural forces. Published in 1916, this fascinating work from prominent psychologist Hugo Munsterberg analyzes early films from a psychological point of view. more...

  • Postdramatikby Hanna Klessinger

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 126.00

    This study investigates the history of post-dramatic literature between 1966 and 1995. It reveals the ways that post-dramatic writing styles lent themselves productively to international modern theater, continued to develop dynamically, and came to form a tradition of its own. Extensive reviews of post-dramatic trends and forms are interspersed... more...

  • Klassiker neu übersetzen / Ritradurre i classiciby Barbara Kleiner; Michele Vangi; Ada Vigliani Boggero

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2014; US$ 27.67

    <P>In den letzten 25 Jahren sind zahlreiche Neuübersetzungen von Literaturklassikern vom Italienischen ins Deutsche und umgekehrt erschienen. Diese neuen Übertragungen haben nicht nur das Ziel, dem Original besser gerecht zu werden. Sie liefern zumeist auch neue Lesarten, die das Verständnis der Werke bereichern. Vor diesem Hintergrund versucht... 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 most distinctive... more...

  • Born Translatedby Rebecca L. Walkowitz

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    As a growing number of contemporary novelists write explicitly for publication in multiple languages, the genre?s form and aims are shifting. Born-translated novels include passages that appear to be written in different tongues, narrators who speak to foreign audiences, and other visual and formal techniques that treat translation as a medium rather... 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...

  • Hollywood's Second Sexby Aubrey Malone

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    "Women stars in Hollywood were invariably in two categories," said director Otto Preminger. "One group was of women who were exploited by men, and the other, much smaller group was of women who survived by acting like men." Beginning with silent film vamp Theda Bara and continuing with icons like Greta Garbo, Marilyn Monroe and... 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...