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  • Motherby Daniel Keene

    Currency Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    Mother is a one-woman play that tells the story of Christie, a homeless woman in a world detached, unforgiving and destructive. It gives voice to the fallen and dispossessed, to those at the edge of safety, at the point of being undone. Utterly devastating, yet written with Daniel Keene’s characteristic lyricism, Mother is wrought with tenderness,... more...

  • Terminus (NHB Modern Plays)by Mark O'Rowe

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 13.11

    A blackly comic vision of Dublin infested with demons, from the author of Howie the Rookie . Edinburgh Fringe First Award 2008 Three people are ripped from their daily lives and catapulted into a fantastical world of singing serial killers, avenging angels and lovesick demons. Hold tight as the ordinary turns extraordinary in Mark O'Rowe's... more...

  • Enda Walsh Plays: Two (NHB Modern Plays)by Enda Walsh

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 21.86

    The second collection of plays from the multi-award-winning Irish playwright. This volume of remarkable plays charts the development of one of the most strikingly original playwrights in contemporary theatre. It collects together four full-length plays three of which were produced by Galway?s Druid Theatre Company, three of which were performed... more...

  • Dream Pill (NHB Modern Plays)by Rebecca Prichard

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 7.28

    Two children forced into prostitution narrate their harrowing story. 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... more...

  • Doris Day (NHB Modern Plays)by EV Crowe

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 7.28

    Two police officers clash over different expectations of the job. 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...

  • That Almost Unnameable Lust (NHB Modern Plays)by Rebecca Lenkiewicz

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 7.28

    A writer holding workshops with older women in a prison finds herself struggling with the truth of their stories. 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... more...

  • Eleonora Duseby Helen Sheehy

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 32.50

    A new biography, the first in two decades, of the legendary actress who inspired Anton Chekhov, popularized Henrik Ibsen, and spurred Stanislavski to create a new theory of acting based on her art and to invoke her name at every rehearsal. Writers loved her and wrote plays for her. She be-friended Rainer Maria Rilke and inspired the young James Joyce,... more...

  • Laughterby Henri Bergson; Cloudesley Brereton; Fred Rothwell

    The Floating Press 1914; US$ 5.95

    What does laughter mean? What is the basal element in the laughable? What common ground can we find between the grimace of a merry- andrew, a play upon words, an equivocal situation in a burlesque and a scene of high comedy? What method of distillation will yield us invariably the same essence from which so many different products borrow either their... more...

  • Expressive Voice Cultureby Jessie Eldridge Southwick

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 6.95

    The Emerson System treats the voice as a natural reporter of the individual, constantly emphasizing the tendency of the voice to express appropriately any mental concept or state of feeling. This treatise is a setting forth of methods and principles based upon this idea with a fuller elaboration of the relation of technique to expression. By concentration... more...

  • The Americanization of Edward Bokby Edward William Bok

    The Floating Press 1920; US$ 5.95

    The Americanization of Edward Bok is an autobiography, told in the third person, that shares the life of a little Dutch boy unceremoniously set down in America unable to make himself understood or even to know what persons were saying; his education extremely limited, practically negligible; and yet, by some curious decree of fate, he was destined... more...