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  • The Dance of Deathby Conor McPherson

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 10.99

    A visceral new version of Strindberg’s compelling, bitingly funny battle of wills. On an isolated island, military captain Edgar and his wife Alice live a bitter life, their marriage soured by hatred. When the possibility of redemption and escape arrives for Alice in the shape of their former comrade Kurt, it seems that Edgar is prepared... more...

  • Dara (NHB Modern Plays)by Shahid Nadeem; Tanya Ronder

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 14.57

    An intense domestic drama of global consequence – for India then and for our world now. 1659. Mughal India. The imperial court, a place of opulence and excess; music, drugs, eunuchs and harems. Two brothers, whose mother?s death inspired the Taj Mahal, are heirs to this Muslim empire. Now they fight ferociously for succession. Dara, the crown... more...

  • Die sexuellen Neurosen unserer Elternby Lukas Bärfuss

    Wallstein Verlag 2015; US$ 4.76

    »Mit »Die sexuellen Neurosen unserer Eltern« stürmt Lukas Bärfuss die deutschen Bühnen«, schrieb »Die Welt«; und das Schweizer Radio feierte das Stück als »Sternstunde des Theaters«. In der Tat: Bis heute gibt es zehn Inszenierungen in Deutschland, der Schweiz und Österreich sowie Übersetzungen in 12 europäische Sprachen für Bühnen von Island bis Griechenland.... more...

  • Die sexuellen Neurosen unserer Elternby Lukas Bärfuss

    Wallstein Verlag 2015; US$ 4.76

    »Mit »Die sexuellen Neurosen unserer Eltern« stürmt Lukas Bärfuss die deutschen Bühnen«, schrieb »Die Welt«; und das Schweizer Radio feierte das Stück als »Sternstunde des Theaters«. In der Tat: Bis heute gibt es zehn Inszenierungen in Deutschland, der Schweiz und Österreich sowie Übersetzungen in 12 europäische Sprachen für Bühnen von Island bis Griechenland.... more...

  • Disco Pigs & Sucking Dublin (NHB Modern Plays)by Enda Walsh

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    Disco Pigs is the award-winning play about two warped teenagers that confirmed Enda Walsh's place in the forefront of young Irish dramatists and was filmed in 2001 with Cillian Murphy and Elaine Cassidy. Stewart Parker Award George Devine Award Pig and Runt are two 17-year-olds who share everything: birthday, language, worldview - and... more...

  • The Distance (NHB Modern Plays)by Deborah Bruce

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A painfully funny play about motherhood (and fatherhood), about keeping control, and about letting go. Good friends should be there for one another – no matter what. But when Bea returns home after five years abroad, having made a bold choice about her life, old friends struggle to support her, or even to understand. One night in Brighton, things... more...

  • Do Ants Have Assholes?by Jon Butler; Bruno Vincent

    Sourcebooks, Inc. 2009; US$ 9.99

    Do Ants Have Assholes? is a hilarious, over-the-top parody of bestsellers like Do Men Have Nipples? John Butler and Bruno Vincent have dreamed up a venerable, historic (and imaginary) newspaper. more...

  • Doctor Scroggy's War (NHB Modern Plays)by Howard Brenton

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    An epic, hilarious and moving play that takes a sideways look at the First World War. 1915. Jack Twigg, twenty-one years old, enlists in the London Regiment and goes on a journey he never imagined - nor did the rest of the world. On his way, he meets the pioneering medic Harold Gillies, who saves his life and his sanity. And who is the mysterious... more...

  • Documentation, Disappearance and the Representation of Live Performanceby Dr Matthew Reason

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 120.00

    The documentation of practice is one of the principle concerns of performance studies. Focusing on contemporary performance practice and with emphasis on the transformative impact of video, photography and writing, this book explores the ideological, practical, and representational implications of knowing performance through its documentations. more...

  • A Doll's Houseby Henrik Ibsen; Kenneth McLeish

    Nick Hern Books 2014; 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...