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The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd

by D. H. Lawrence

This volume contains D. H. Lawrence's 1911 play, "The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd". Mrs. Holroyd's husband is a slovenly miser who drinks a lot, associates with prostitutes, and beats her. After a local gentleman...


Heartbreak House

by George Bernard Shaw

This vintage book contains George Bernard Shaw's 1919 play, "Heartbreak House: A Fantasia in the Russian Manner on English Themes". Ellie Dunn, her father, and her fiancé attend one of Hesione Hushabye's notorious...


Now This Is Not The End (NHB Modern Plays)

by Rose Lewenstein

How important is it to keep memories alive and pass down the tales of our ancestors? Six decades after her grandmother fled Germany, Rosie is making Berlin her new home. As she looks to the future, the secrets...


Image of an Unknown Young Woman  (NHB Modern Plays)

by Elinor Cook

She is a young woman in a yellow dress. She has been shot by the police. As a video goes viral, a revolution begins to stir.

Ali and Leyla are panicking – they uploaded the footage and now the authorities are...


Nathan the Wise

by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing & William Taylor

A Jewish merchant, a Muslim sultan, and a young Templar knight transcend the differences in their faiths in this play's moving plea for religious tolerance and cooperation amongst Christians, Jews, and Muslims....


In Search of Gielgud: A Biographer's Tale

by Jonathan Croall

Previously unpublished memories of a great actor in which leading figures of stage and screen offer candid recollections of John Gielgud. While putting together his widely praised biography of the great classical...


Tales of the Lost Formicans and Other Plays

by Constance Congdon

A collection of plays by Constance Congdon.


Three Hotels: Plays and Monologues

by Jon Robin Baitz

An acclaimed play from Jon Robin Baitz.


The Substance of Fire and Other Plays

by Jon Robin Baitz

Three acclaimed early plays from master playwright Jon Robin Baitz.


King Oedipus: With linked Table of Contents

by Sophocles

Widely regarded as one of the greatest Greek tragedies, 'King Oedipus' (or 'Oedipus Rex') is the first play in the Oedipus trilogy (followed by 'Oedipus at Colonus' and then 'Antigone'). After defeating the...


Temple (NHB Modern Plays)

by Steve Waters

On 15 October 2011 Occupy London makes camp outside St Paul’s Cathedral. On 21 October 2011 a building that had kept open through floods, the Blitz and terrorist threats closes its doors. On 28 October City...


buckets (NHB Modern Plays)

by Adam Barnard

How to fill what’s left of your day. How to fill the rest of your days. Sick buckets, bucket rattling, bucket lists, buckets of love.

Wry, emotive, funny and heartfelt, buckets is a play with a unique perspective...


Sons + Fathers

by Random House

SONS & FATHERS brings together a remarkable array of politicians and world leaders, writers and musicians, cultural icons and actors in this collection dedicated to fathers. A moving, fascinating and often funny...


A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing

by Eimear McBRide & Annie Ryan

Winner of numerous literary awards including the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and the Goldsmiths Prize, Eimear McBride's debut novel A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing plunges...


Philoctetes: With linked Table of Contents

by Sophocles

The winner of the Festival of Dionysus in 409 BC, 'Philoctetes' describes the attempt by Neoptolemus and Odysseus to bring disabled master archer, Philoctetes, with them to Troy. The play covers several deep,...


Aias: With linked Table of Contents

by Sophocles

Sophocles' play is a famous retelling of Aias's (Ajax's) demise. After the armor is awarded to Odysseus, Aias feels so insulted that he wants to kill Agamemnon and Menelaus. Athena intervenes and clouds his...


Antigone: With linked Table of Contents

by Sophocles

Sophocles addresses themes of civil disobedience, fidelity, and love for family; and questions which law is greater: the gods' or man's-in this play that challenged many established mores of Ancient Greece.


Electra: With linked Table of Contents

by Sophocles

Set in the city of Argos a few years after the Trojan war, 'Electra' recounts the tale of Electra and the vengeance that she and her brother Orestes take on their mother Clytemnestra and step father Aegisthus...


Belinda - An April Folly in Three Acts

by A. A. Milne

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...


Three Women and a Piano Tuner (NHB Modern Plays)

by Helen Cooper

An offbeat, lyrical drama about how our hopes and dreams can be thwarted by the choices we make - and by the ones we don't make.

Ella's got a project. After ten years she has completed her piano concerto, and...