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  • The Women Who Made Television Funnyby David C. Tucker

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2007; US$ 39.95

    Most of the bright and talented actresses who made America laugh in the 1950s are off the air today, but their pioneering Hollywood careers irrevocably changed the face of television comedy. These smart and sassy women successfully negotiated the hazards of the male-dominated workplace with class and humor, and the work they did in the 1950s is inventive... more...

  • Pink (NHB Modern Plays)by Sam Holcroft

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 6.99

    Two careers hang in the balance. Self-made millionaire Kim Keen is one of the most successful businesswomen in the country. As she prepares to launch her latest range on national television an unexpected visitor arrives in her dressing room with a different set of priorities to promote. A play from the author of Rules for Living (National Theatre).... more...

  • The Milliner and the Weaver (NHB Modern Plays)by Marie Jones

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 6.99

    Henrietta from Belfast and Elspeth from Dublin are unlikely comrades. The Suffragette movement binds them together, but as the question of Home Rule divides Ireland, will national politi tear them apart? A play from the author of Stones in his Pockets , first staged at the Tricycle Theatre in 2010 as part of the Women, Power and Politi season.... more...

  • Bloody Wimmin' (NHB Modern Plays)by Lucy Kirkwood

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 6.99

    The protests at Greenham Common were a political landmark of the eighties. But how much did Greenham impact on the fight for nuclear disarmament, the progress of the women's movement and the culture of protest itself? From the author of Chimerica , first staged at the Tricycle Theatre in 2010 as part of the Women, Power and Politi season. 'hilarious'... more...

  • You, Me and Wii (NHB Modern Plays)by Sue Townsend

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 7.99

    A play set in a council house in a small Leicestershire town. Vincent's skiing on the Wii, Sheila's feeding her great-granddaughter McKenzie, and Kerry's getting on with the ironing. None of them are planning on voting in the election, but when Selina Snow rings the doorbell to canvas, perhaps she can change their minds, or they can change hers. ... more...

  • Playing the Game (NHB Modern Plays)by Bola Agbaje

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 6.99

    Election time. The Students' Association needs a new President, and Akousa's achingly cool flatmates are certain she is perfect for the position. How can they persuade her, and how much is she willing to compromise? From the author of Gone Too Far! , Playing the Game was first staged at the Traverse Theatre, in 2010 as part of the Women, Power... more...

  • The Lioness (NHB Modern Plays)by Rebecca Lenkiewicz

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 6.99

    Elizabeth I described herself as Queen, King and Prince, thriving in a male world, and saving the country from debt and wars. Self-proclaimed wife and mother to England, her virgin status was part of her myth, as she consistently refused marriage, citing herself as already taken. Here we see Elizabeth as both a woman and a leader as she encounters... more...

  • The Urban Girl's Guide to Camping (NHB Modern Plays)by Fin Kennedy

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 12.99

    Four young friends leave the city behind and head into the wilderness, but a burning secret threatens to tear their lives apart. A bittersweet comedy about life, love and friendship once school is long gone. Written in an ensemble storytelling style that will suit younger performance groups around the country, especially those looking for predominantly... more...

  • The Ambassador's Wife's Taleby Julia Miles

    Eye Books 2015; US$ 5.99

    Who really looks after British interests abroad? Behind the pomp of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, another powerful force is busily but discreetly propping up the image of UK Plc. For 28 years, Julia was a ‚??diplomatic spouse‚??, juggling a growing family while supporting the demands of one of the great Offices of State. Sometimes hilarious,... more...

  • Dancing Bears (NHB Modern Plays)by Sam Holcroft

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 5.99

    The twisted loyalties and violence in teenage gangs is laid bare. This play was originally published in the volume Charged , a collection of plays about the lives of women in the criminal justice system, and was commissioned and premiered by Clean Break , a theatre and education company working with women whose lives have been affected by the... more...