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  • Blood Weddingby Federico Lorca; Jo Clifford

    Nick Hern Books 2015; 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...

  • Blue Stockings (NHB Modern Plays)by Jessica Swale

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 11.99

    A moving, comical and eye-opening story of four young women fighting for education and self-determination against the larger backdrop of women’s suffrage. 1896. Girton College, Cambridge, the first college in Britain to admit women. The Girton girls study ferociously and match their male peers grade for grade. Yet, when the men graduate,... more...

  • Bombshells (NHB Modern Plays)by Joanna Murray-Smith

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    Six funny and perceptive monologues about the stresses of modern female life, from the author of Honour. Meryl Davenport - A mother who tells the story of her non-stop day in a rapid-fire internal monologue; Tiggy Entwhistle - A cactus lover bravely attempting to rise above her relationship crisis; Mary O'Donnell - A feisty teenage schoolgirl... more...

  • A Breakfast of Eels (NHB Modern Plays)by Robert Holman

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 14.57

    In the haze of a late summer in a London garden, the apples have all fallen to the ground. It is the day of Daddy?s funeral, and two orphans find themselves suddenly alone, with nobody to cling to but each other. Robert Holman's play A Breakfast of Eels was premiered at the Print Room at the Coronet, London, in March 2015. more...

  • Burying Your Brother in the Pavement (NHB Modern Plays)by Jack Thorne

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A play about grief and looking at someone that little bit more closely. Tom?s brother Luke is dead. This has upset a lot of people but it hasn?t upset Tom. Or, rather, it has upset him, but in ways he can?t explain and other people can't understand. You see, Tom and Luke were never friends. In fact, Tom didn't really like Luke at all. So it?s... more...

  • Carmenby Christopher Perriam; Ann Davies

    Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 77.00

    Since Prosper Mérimée and Georges Bizet (with his librettists Meilhac and Halévy) brought the figure of the Spanish Carmen to prominence in the nineteenth century an astonishing eighty or so film versions of the story have been made. This collection of essays gathers together a unique body of scholarly critique focused on that Carmen... 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...

  • Children in Culture, Revisitedby Karn Lesnik-Oberstein

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Children in Culture, Revisited follows on from the first volume, Children in Culture , and is composed of a range of chapters, newly written for this collection, which offer further fully inter- and multidisciplinary considerations of childhood as a culturally and historically constructed identity rather than a constant psycho-biological entity. more...

  • Cinema, Theory, and Political Responsibility in Contemporary Cultureby Patrick McGee

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 44.00

    This 1997 book explores the political significance of aesthetic analysis in the context of film and cultural studies. more...

  • Classical Literary Careers and their Receptionby Philip Hardie; Helen Moore

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 26.00

    A wide-ranging study by leading experts focusing on the careers of Virgil, Horace and Ovid and the responses they provoked. more...