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  • Hope (NHB Modern Plays)by Jack Thorne

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    An urgent political play from the writer behind Let The Right One In and This is England ’86 . Hope is a funny and scathing fable attacking the squeeze on local government. How do you save twenty-two million pounds? Mark and Hilary, the leaders of the Council, are about to find out. Jack Thorne's Hope premiered at the Royal Court... more...

  • Faust: Parts I & II(NHB Classic Plays)by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; Howard Brenton

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 23.32

    A two-part version of Goethe's great work, retaining the mighty scope, linguistic daring and philosophical intricacy of the original. God and Mephistopheles make a bet on who can win the soul of Dr Faust. The good doctor signs a contract that offers him boundless knowledge and sensual gratification – but on one condition... Faust: Parts... more...

  • Dramen der Moderneby Eckart Liebau; Jrg Zirfas

    transcript 2014; US$ 24.86

    Kontingenz und Tragik sind in der Moderne eng miteinander verbunden. Alles scheint mglich, doch immer weniger ist auch wahrscheinlich. Mit der Potentialisierung des Realen und der Unbestimmbarkeit des Ungewissen rcken Endlichkeit und Vergnglichkeit, Verlust und Gewalt, Freiheit und Simulation verstrkt in den Blick. Die Suche nach neuen Bearbeitungsmustern... more...

  • Lionboy (NHB Modern Plays)by Zizou Corder; Marcelo Dos Santos

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 14.57

    Charlie Ashanti lives in a future where phones are powered by the sun, cars are banned and companies are more powerful than countries. Charlie is a perfectly normal boy, except for one thing: he can speak to cats. When his parents are kidnapped, he sets off on a rescue mission – with a little help from a floating circus and its pride of performing... more...

  • Die sexuellen Neurosen unserer Elternby Lukas Brfuss

    Wallstein Verlag 2015; US$ 4.76

    Mit Die sexuellen Neurosen unserer Eltern strmt Lukas Brfuss die deutschen Bhnen, schrieb Die Welt; und das Schweizer Radio feierte das Stck als Sternstunde des Theaters. In der Tat: Bis heute gibt es zehn Inszenierungen in Deutschland, der Schweiz und sterreich sowie bersetzungen in 12 europische Sprachen fr Bhnen von Island bis Griechenland.... more...

  • Die sexuellen Neurosen unserer Elternby Lukas Brfuss

    Wallstein Verlag 2015; US$ 4.76

    Mit Die sexuellen Neurosen unserer Eltern strmt Lukas Brfuss die deutschen Bhnen, schrieb Die Welt; und das Schweizer Radio feierte das Stck als Sternstunde des Theaters. In der Tat: Bis heute gibt es zehn Inszenierungen in Deutschland, der Schweiz und sterreich sowie bersetzungen in 12 europische Sprachen fr Bhnen von Island bis Griechenland.... more...

  • Masquerade by Kit Williams (The Play)by Kate Mulvany

    Currency Press 2015; US$ 17.99

    In a wondrous world of riddles and hidden treasure, bumbling Jack Hare is on a race against time to deliver a message of love from the Moon to the Sun. Far, far away in a world just like ours, a mother cheers her son Joe with the tale of Jack Hare’s adventure. But when Jack’s mission goes topsy-turvy, Joe and his mum must come to the rescue,... more...

  • Yen (NHB Modern Plays)by Anna Jordan

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 14.57

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  • 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,... 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...