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  • Telling the Story in the Middle Agesby Laurie Postlewate; Kathryn A. Duys; Elizabeth Emery

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 99.00

    New examinations of the role storytelling played in medieval life. more...

  • Kid Stakesby Ray Lawler

    Currency Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    A joyful portrait of the summer of the first doll, in which a chance encounter brings Olive and Emma, Roo and Barney, into the shabby Carlton terrace to begin a seventeen year journey of seasonal love and argument. Kid Stakes introduces the fun-loving Nancy, who has left the scene by the seventeenth summer, adding a new poignancy to the story. more...

  • Other Timesby Ray Lawler

    Currency Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    Chronologically, Other Times is the middle play of Ray Lawler's Doll Trilogy. Set during the Second World War, in late winter, Barney and Roo are on leave from the army. This functions as the fulcrum of the three plays; it is a time in which the characters stop being kids and become adults. Middle age is looming and life is no longer just a game.... 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...

  • 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...