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  • Bombshells (NHB Modern Plays)by Joanna Murray-Smith

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.99

    Six funny and perceptive monologues about the stresses of modern female life, from the author of Honour. Meryl Davenport - A mother who tells the story of her non-stop day in a rapid-fire internal monologue; Tiggy Entwhistle - A cactus lover bravely attempting to rise above her relationship crisis; Mary O'Donnell - A feisty teenage schoolgirl... more...

  • 2nd May 1997 (NHB Modern Plays)by Jack Thorne

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.99

    A smouldering play about escaping the past, seizing the present and owning the future. 2nd May 1997. An historic victory. The Tories, eighteen years in power, are defeated as New Labour sweeps into government. From the euphoria and despair, three deeply personal stories emerge. Tory MP Robert prepares to attend the count. With defeat looming large,... more...

  • Woyzeckby Georg Bchner

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 6.99

    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...

  • The Urban Girl's Guide to Camping and other plays (NHB Modern Plays)by Fin Kennedy

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 23.99

    Tender, uncompromising, haunting and lyrical, these four plays together comprise a contemporary chronicle of the lives of East London's young women. The plays in this volume are: The Urban Girl's Guide to Camping (Southwark Playhouse, 2010) Mehndi Night (Venue 45, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 2007) Stolen Secrets (Venue 45, Edinburgh Festival... more...

  • Drama Games for Those Who Like to Say No (NHB Drama Games)by Chris Johnston

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.99

    A dip-in, flick-through, quick-fire resource book in the NHB Drama Games series, this title is for teachers and workshop leaders working with difficult or reluctant students, youth groups, young offenders, and all those who seem intent on saying ‘no’ to whatever is offered them. For these groups, drama games and activities need to be... more...

  • The Ginger Ale Boy (NHB Modern Plays)by Enda Walsh

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    Enda Walsh's very first, previously unpublished play, is a Cork cabaret about a ventriloquist who loses control. First staged by Corcadorca Theatre Company at Granary Theatre, Cork, 1995. more...

  • The Small Things (NHB Modern Plays)by Enda Walsh

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 12.99

    A fierce and devastating fable about enforced silence - commissioned and premiered by Paines Plough, one of Britain's leading new-writing companies, to open their This Other England season at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London. Two houses, each perched on a mountain top, stare at each other across a deep valley. A man and a woman talk about... more...

  • Stolenby Jane Harrison

    Currency Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    Stolen tells of five young Aboriginal children forcibly removed from their parents, brought up in a repressive children’s home and trained for domestic service and other menial jobs. Segregated from society from their earliest years, not all of them successfully manage their lives when released into the outside world.The pain, poignancy and sheer... more...

  • The Berry Manby Patricia Cornelius

    Currency Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    The Berry Man is a searing indictment of the consequences of war, with the humour and fragile, flawed characters that are a trademark of Cornelius' writing. Eric, a Vietnam vet, has inherited a farm but struggles to grow a single crop. Marjorie, his fiercely independent but troubled neighbour, is unaware of the wartime horrors that plague him.... more...

  • Handbuch Literarische Rhetorikby Rdiger Zymner

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 212.33

    ?Literarische Rhetorik? ist eine literaturwissenschaftliche Umgangsform mit Literatur und Literaturgeschichte unter Einbeziehung des Systems der Rhetorik. Das Handbuch bietet Einblicke in Problem- und Arbeitsbereiche der Literarischen Rhetorik und erfasst dabei einen Zentralbereich moderner Rhetorikforschung. more...