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- Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 11.99
A play about what happens when you push things underground, set in New York 1969 in the sweltering few days before the eruption of the Stonewall riots. Kicked out of the military after a year in Vietnam, Ruby rocks up in Greenwich Village in high heels and a rage, and meets the street kid who will change his world. Jon Bradfield and Martin Hooper's... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95
This wide-ranging and unique collection of documents on one of the most enduring of literary genres, Tragedy, offers a radical revaluation of its significance in the light of the critical attention that it has received during the past one-hundred and fifty years. The foundations of much contemporary thinking about Tragedy are to be found in the writings... more...
- Salt Publishing Limited 2011; US$ 6.99
Radio Nostalgia examines the borders of war, social exile, and manufactured liberty expressed through corporate media. The poet's world is mediated through news anchors, oracles and heralds, where simulated events are historicised through narrative and consumed as product. Chris Emery's auditory imagination is lurid and comically compelling, with... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11
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...
- Currency Press 2014; US$ 17.99
St Petersburg, Russia, 1866. Nihilist revolutionaries have taken to the streets and the rule of the Tsar is under threat. In a small flat, Fyodor Dostoyevsky grafts out a novel for an unscrupulous publisher; it isnt the novel he wants to write, but he is under contract, so he works. All the time, though, he is haunted by a story from his pastthat... more...
- Currency Press 2014; US$ 17.99
Patient 12 is set in an office in a Melbourne military hospital, in the years immediately following World War I. The play examines a neglected period of Australias history through the prism of the kith and kin of those who went to war and either failed to return, or came back physically and/or emotionally scarred. more...
- 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...
- Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57
When Josie dies in an old people's home, her grandchildren gather to share their memories of her, and her fellow residents feel the effects of her death as her funeral takes place. Is the gulf between the young and old as wide as it feels, or are we fundamentally the same inside whatever age we are? Deborah Bruce's Same was commissioned as part... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 11.65
In the aftermath of civil war, Richard, Duke of Gloucester, resolves to claw his way to political power at any cost. A master of manipulation, subtle wit and beguiling charm, he orchestrates his unlawful ascent by spinning a ruthless web of deceit and betrayal. His staunch ambition has horrifying consequences when, finding himself utterly alone... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 18.94
Rona Munro?s vividly imagined trilogy brings to life three generations of Stewart kings who ruled Scotland in the tumultuous fifteenth century. James I: The Key Will Keep the Lock explores the complex character of the colourful Stewart King - poet, lover and law-maker. Captured at the age of 13 and crowned King of Scots in an English prison,... more...