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  • Drawing the Line (NHB Modern Plays)by Howard Brenton

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    A vivid telling of the chaotic story of the partition that shaped the modern world. London, 1947. Summoned by the Prime Minister from the court where he is presiding judge, Cyril Radcliffe is given an unlikely mission. He is to travel to India, a country he has never visited, and, with limited survey information, no expert support and no knowledge... more...

  • Wendy & Peter Pan (NHB Modern Plays)by Ella Hickson; J.M. Barrie

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 14.57

    <p><p>Ella Hickson's version of J.M. Barrie's much-loved story puts the character of Wendy firmly centre stage, in an adaptation that is refreshingly modern but never loses the charm of the original.</p></p><p><p>Winter 1908. Snow is falling across London. Wendy Darling and her brothers sleep peacefully in their... more...

  • The Future for Creative Writingby Graeme Harper

    Wiley 2014; US$ 102.95 US$ 89.22

    This is a compelling look at the current state and future direction of creative writing by a preeminent scholar in the field. Explores the practice of creative writing, its place in the world, and its impact on individuals and communities Considers the process of creative writing as an art form and as a mode of communication Examines how new... more...

  • The Tragic Paradoxby Leonard Moss

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 94.99

    How do an author?s techniques establish the recurring paradox raised by the tragic genre? I have called upon the valuable arguments offered by Plato, Aristotle, Hegel, and Nietzsche to help the student and lay reader understand the operation of basic literary languages. But fiction is not philosophy. My study focuses on the narrative sequence, im-ages,... more...

  • A Hard Rain (NHB Modern Plays)by Jon Bradfield; Martin Hooper

    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...

  • Tragedyby John Drakakis; Naomi Conn Liebler

    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...

  • Same (NHB Modern Plays)by Deborah Bruce

    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...

  • The James Plays (NHB Modern Plays)by Rona Munro

    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...

  • The Parricideby Rosemary Johns; Diane Stubbings

    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 isn’t 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 past—that... more...

  • Patient 12by Kevin Summers

    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 Australia’s 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...