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  • Our Few and Evil Days (NHB Modern Plays)by Mark O'Rowe

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 15.99

    Mark O'Rowe's Our Few and Evil Days is a chilling yet deeply human story about the limits of devotion. Adele and her parents have always been close. But recently, that closeness has been tainted by an increasing sense of mistrust. Tonight, a visit from a stranger will force them to confront the terrifying reality of their relationship. Our... more...

  • Eternal Love (NHB Modern Plays)by Howard Brenton

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 15.99

    A spellbinding new telling of a passionate and legendary love story. When Abelard begins a wild affair with his brilliant student Heloise, his enemies find the perfect pretext to destroy him. Abelard is already on thin ice with the church over his contentious views and when Heloise bears his child out of wedlock, their affair becomes the scandal... more...

  • A Dream Play (NHB Classic Plays)by August Strindberg

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 15.99

    Caryl Churchill's spare and resonant version of Strindberg's enigmatic masterpiece. Written in 1901, a mysterious amalgam of Freud, Alice in Wonderland and Strindberg's own private symbolism, A Dream Play follows the logic of a dream: A young woman comes from another world to see if life is really as difficult as people make it out to be. Characters... more...

  • Spinning (NHB Modern Plays)by Deirdre Kinahan

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 15.99

    A devastating new play about loss and families, by Deirdre Kinahan, one of Ireland’s most exciting playwrights. What does it feel like to lose everything? To explain? What does it take to forgive the unforgivable? In small-town Ireland, father-of-one Conor is desperate to hold on to a life that is disintegrating before his eyes. Susan is... more...

  • Noughts & Crosses (NHB Modern Plays)by Malorie Blackman

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.99

    An electrifying, bittersweet love story with echoes of Romeo and Juliet , set in a society divided by racial bigotry and a world rocked by terrorism. Adapted from Malorie Blackman's best-selling novels. Sephy (a Cross) is the daughter of the Deputy Prime Minister. Callum is the son of a Nought agitator. United by a shared sense of injustice as... more...

  • The Wardrobe (NHB Modern Plays)by Sam Holcroft

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 15.99

    A gripping journey through British history that shows how our country was shaped and how connected we are with our past. Across seven centuries, small groups of children seek sanctuary in the same solid old wardrobe. It’s the safest place they know – but is it safe enough? The Wardrobe was commissioned as part of the 2014 National... more...

  • Love in Idleness / Less Than Kind (The Rattigan Collection)by Terence Rattigan

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 23.99

    Love in Idleness is the third in Terence Rattigan's unofficial trilogy of war plays (after Flare Path and While the Sun Shines ). It is published here alongside an earlier version of the play, Less Than Kind , which was never staged during Rattigan's lifetime. Michael, eighteen, returns to wartime London from schooling in Canada, brimming... more...

  • Caryl Churchill Plays: Three (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 23.99

    Spanning almost ten years and embracing a remarkable range of style and subject matter, this third volume of Churchill's Collected Plays, introduced by the author, contains: Icecream - an unsettling look at British attitudes to America, and vice versa Mad Forest - Churchill's response to the Romanian Revolution The Skriker - a 'spellbinding'... more...

  • Thrse Raquin (NHB Modern Plays)by mile Zola

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 15.99

    A story of lust, madness and destruction set in the backstreets of Paris. Based on Emile Zola's classic novel. The beautiful but doomed heroine is trapped in a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Camille. Every Thursday evening she watches her domineering aunt, Madame Raquin, play dominoes... until one day her husband brings along an old friend,... more...

  • The Misanthropeby Molire

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 7.99

    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...