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  • Battlefield (NHB Modern Plays)by Marie-Hélène Estienne; Peter Brook

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 9.99

    The devastation of war is tearing the Bharata family apart. The new king must unravel a mystery: how can he live with himself in the face of the devastation and massacres that he has caused. In Battlefield , the internationally renowned team of Peter Brook, Marie-Hélène Estienne and Jean-Claude Carrière revisit the great Indian epic The Mahabharata... more...

  • On Blueberry Hillby Sebastian Barry

    Faber & Faber 2017; US$ 15.49

    Now we've lived together in contentment, more or less, for nigh on twenty year. Like turtle doves. - In prison, I mean, for fuck's sake, the chances of that. PJ and Christy: sworn enemies destined to share one small room for twenty years. As the two men recall the joys and torments of life outside - the childhood excursions, a deadly brawl, past... more...

  • (the fall of) The Master Builderby Zinnie Harris; Henrik Ibsen

    Faber & Faber 2017; US$ 15.49

    Halvard Solness has arrived at the pinnacle of his career. He has just been awarded the prestigious Master Builder award, his beautiful wife still loves him, his beautiful secretary still flirts with him and Prince Charles is coming to open his new building tomorrow. Then a knock at the door propels Solness' past into everyone's future. The only way... more...

  • Fire Belowby Owen McCafferty

    Faber & Faber 2017; US$ 15.49

    sit on the deck - have a few drinks put the world to rights - and watch working-class protestants burn some tyres and sticks and shout some shit - if that can't make a middle-class ex-catholic happy what can Twenty years on from the Belfast Peace Agreement, Tom and Maggie are enjoying a glass of wine or two on Gerry and Rosemary's deck, waiting... more...

  • Scents and Sensibilityby Catherine Maxwell

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 26.99

    This lively, accessible, and meticulously researched book is the first to explore Victorian literature through scent and perfume, presenting an extensive range of well-known and unfamiliar texts in intriguing and imaginative new ways that make us re-think literature's relation with the senses. more...

  • Unperfect Historiesby Harriet Archer

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 79.99

    A detailed exploration of a significant work of Tudor literature, The Mirror for Magistrates. The volume shows how the text is more than a moralistic collection of poems and how it is concerned with the transmission of national history, and the ways in which the past can be distorted, misremembered, misinterpreted, or lost. more...

  • Boudica (NHB Modern Plays)by Tristan Bernays

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 12.49

    A brand-new ancient-history play in verse that tells the story of one of Britain's most iconic women: a queen, a warrior and a rebel. AD 61, Britannia. On the furthest outreaches of the Roman Empire – at the very edge of the known world – rebellion is brewing. The King of the Iceni has died and his widow, Boudica, has tried to claim her rightful... more...

  • Heroine (NHB Modern Plays)by Nessah Muthy

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 12.49

    Young soldier Grace, following a medical discharge from the army, faces a daunting return to the UK. She struggles to find her place, her people. Post-conflict and in search of the friendship she’s lost, Grace volunteers at a local community centre, bonding with other women. As her trust in the women grows, so does her confidence. She hasn’t laughed... more...

  • The Blinding Light (NHB Modern Plays)by Howard Brenton

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 12.49

    Abandoning theatre, living a life of squalid splendour, August Strindberg practises alchemy. In his hotel room, he attempts to make gold by finding the philosopher’s stone, the secret of creation. As his grasp on reality weakens, his first two wives visit him to bring him to his senses. But their interventions spin out of control. For four years... more...

  • Food (NHB Modern Plays)by Joel Horwood; Christopher Heimann

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 10.99

    A play about celebrity chefs and the price you have to pay for ambition, from the Imaginary Body, the team behind the smash hit ' 100 '. Winner of an Edinburgh Fringe First Award, 2006 Top chef Frank Byrne has one ambition in life - to win the coveted third Michelin star for his restaurant, which will bring him the success he craves and confirm... more...