• Filename: pests.
  • ISBN: 1848423802
  • Release Date: 2014-03-13
  • Number of pages: 96
  • Author: Vivienne Franzmann
  • Publisher: Nick Hern Books

A hard-hitting, claustrophobic drama about trying to escape your past. Pink loves Rolly. Rolly loves Pink. And Pink loves getting bombed off her face. Sisters from the same nest. Both trapped in a tiny rotting world. Both cuffed to a past that refuses to release them. One wants out. The other needs her in. Trouble is that when you complete each other, you’re nothing on your own. Pests was commissioned by Clean Break in a co-production with the Royal Court Theatre, London, and the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester. It premiered at the Royal Exchanage in March 2014, before transferring to the Royal Court and touring the UK. "Intense... a blend of lyrical realism cut with social commentary." - Time Out (London) "Raw, visceral, painfully funny and sometimes uncomfortably intimate... rings, and positively screams, with authenticity." - The Stage "Fiercely impressive... powerfully intimate and tense." - The Times (London) "Heightened language that sizzles, skitters and explodes across the stage like word grenades... makes us sit up and really listen." - Guardian "Rich, poetic... unflinching, raw and gut-wrenching." - WhatsOnStage Vivienne Franzmann’s first play Mogadishu won the 2008 Bruntwood Playwriting Competition in association with the Manchester Royal Exchange, and opened there to critical acclaim in 2011. Her other plays include The Witness for the Royal Court in 2012. Pests was written during her time as Resident Playwright for Clean Break.

The Nest

  • Filename: the-nest.
  • ISBN: 1848426062
  • Release Date: 2016-09-22
  • Number of pages: 64
  • Author: Franz Xaver Kroetz
  • Publisher:

Parents-to-be Kurt and Martha just want the best for their baby. They're not afraid of hard work - the latest buggy doesn't come cheap. But when Kurt's boss offers him a chance to make some easy money with a mysterious side job, his rashness catches up with him. A fable about the moral and environmental cost of our materialistic nesting instincts, Conor McPherson's powerful new version of Franz Xaver Kroetz's Das Nest premiered at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast, in 2016 and the Young Vic, London, directed by Ian Rickson.

The James Plays

  • Filename: the-james-plays.
  • ISBN: 1848425600
  • Release Date: 2016-02-03
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Rona Munro
  • Publisher: Nick Hern Books

An epic exploration of the history and shaping of Scotland from one of the country s most successful playwrights."

The Deep Blue Sea

  • Filename: the-deep-blue-sea.
  • ISBN: 1854594230
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 90
  • Author: Terence Rattigan
  • Publisher: MIT Press

A play sparked by the suicide of actor, Kenneth Moragn, with whom Rattigan had been in love.

The Solid Life of Sugar Water

  • Filename: the-solid-life-of-sugar-water.
  • ISBN: 1848425139
  • Release Date: 2015-08-06
  • Number of pages: 64
  • Author: Jack Thorne
  • Publisher: Nick Hern Books

Phil and Alice are in love – familiar, flawed, ordinary love. They are on a journey, but this journey doesn’t have an A to Z. Jack Thorne's The Solid Life of Sugar Water is an intimate, tender play about loss, hurt and rediscovery. It previewed at The Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth, and premiered at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, in a co-production between Graeae Theatre Company and Theatre Royal Plymouth.

Little Light

  • Filename: little-light.
  • ISBN: 1783192097
  • Release Date: 2015-02-01
  • Number of pages: 96
  • Author: Alice Birch
  • Publisher: Oberon Books Limited

A dark, volatile new play that asks if we can ever let go.

The Seafarer

  • Filename: the-seafarer.
  • ISBN: 0822222841
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 80
  • Author: Conor McPherson
  • Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

THE STORY: THE SEAFARER is a chilling new play about the sea, Ireland, and the power of myth. It's Christmas Eve, and Sharky has returned to Dublin to look after his irascible, aging brother who's recently gone blind. Old drinking buddies Ivan and

Singapore in Global History

  • Filename: singapore-in-global-history.
  • ISBN: 9789048514373
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 317
  • Author: Derek Thiam Soon Heng
  • Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

This important overview explores the connections between Singapore's past with historical developments worldwide until present day. The contributors analyse Singapore as a city-state seeking to provide an interdisciplinary perspective to the study of the global dimensions contributing to Singapore's growth. The book's global perspective demonstrates that many of the discussions of Singapore as a city-state have relevance and implications beyond Singapore to include Southeast Asia and the world. This vital volume should not be missed by economists, as well as those interested in imperial histor.


  • Filename: monteverde.
  • ISBN: 9780199770977
  • Release Date: 2000-03-09
  • Number of pages: 608
  • Author: Nalini M. Nadkarni
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve has captured the worldwide attention of biologists, conservationists, and ecologists and has been the setting for extensive investigation over the past 30 years. Roughly 40,000 ecotourists visit the Cloud Forest each year, and it is often considered the archetypal high-altitude rain forest. This volume brings together some of the most prominent researchers of the region to provide a broad introduction to the biology of the Monteverde, and cloud forests in general. Collecting and synthesizing vital information about the ecosystem and its biota, the book also examines the positive and negative effects of human activity on both the forest and the surrounding communities. Ecologists, tropical biologists, and natural historians will find this volume an indispensable resource, as will all those who are fascinated by the magnificent wonders of the tropical forests.


  • Filename: wit.
  • ISBN: 082221704X
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 68
  • Author: Margaret Edson
  • Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

THE STORY: Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a renowned professor of English who has spent years studying and teaching the brilliant and difficult metaphysical sonnets of John Donne, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. Her approach to the study of Donne


  • Filename: eight.
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105124130233
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 53
  • Author: Ella Hickson
  • Publisher:

Eight compelling monologues offering a state-of-the-nation group portrait for the stage. Edinburgh Fringe First Award 2008 Carol Tambor 'Best of Edinburgh' Award From Millie, the jolly-hockey-sticks prostitute who mourns the loss of the good old British class system, to Miles, a 7/7 survivor, and Danny, an ex-squaddie who makes friends in morgues, Eight looks at what has happened to a generation that has grown up in a world where everything has become acceptable. In its original performances, each audience voted for four of the eight monologues that they wished to see, resulting in a different line-up at every performance. A ninth unperformed monologue is included in this edition. The monologues are ideal for performance by student and amateur groups; any number and any combination can be performed. They also provide excellent opportunities for actors looking for audition material. 'a huge writing talent... a truly impressive and exciting hour of theatre, you're blown away' Scotsman 'One of the most self-assured, startlingly well-written and moving pieces of theatre around' Herald

Hymenoptera of the World

  • Filename: hymenoptera-of-the-world.
  • ISBN: 0660149338
  • Release Date: 1993-01-01
  • Number of pages: 668
  • Author: Henri Goulet
  • Publisher: Canadian Government Pub Centre

Clefs illustrees de 99 familles et de 20 superfamilles. Disponible en anglais seulement.


  • Filename: pravda.
  • ISBN: 9781472574800
  • Release Date: 2015-05-21
  • Number of pages: 144
  • Author: Howard Brenton
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

The press and politicians. A delicate relationship. Too close, and danger ensues. Too far apart, and democracy itself cannot function. Pravda (which means "truth") is a satire written at the height of Thatcherism when huge political changes were afoot. The play essentially studies, through black humour and close scrutiny, the tabloid ethic and the media industry as a get-rich-quick-fix. In the programme for the original 1985 production of Pravda, Brenton wrote: "Pravda means 'the truth'. English newspapers aren't propaganda sheets. The question is, why do so many of them choose to behave as if they are?" The character of Lambert Le Roux is a South African newspaper tycoon and the owner of several companies, striding his way through the regional papers en route to Fleet Street. Turning broadsheets tabloid, dumbing down the message, and stretching the truth, Le Roux takes no prisoners as he manipulates politicians and creates a media monopoly out of a once-respected industry. Le Roux is bent on dominating England's press as he has elsewhere in the world. As we see Le Roux accomplish his aims, we see also how the press is not the organ of truth we like to think it is. The dissemination of the truth is no longer its primary goal under the 'Lambert Le Rouxs' of our world. What is important now is what sells. The play is an epic satire on the media in the Thatcher era; a morality tale about how Andrew, a young liberal journalist, finally succumbs to Le Roux, who makes him editor of a tabloid; and ? allegedly ? the play is a direct representation of Rupert Murdoch who, even in 1985, was a major force in media ownership. Howard Brenton's and David Hare's first collaboration since Brassneck in 1973, Pravda was premiered at the National Theatre in May 1985, starring Anthony Hopkins and directed by David Hare, and was awarded the London Standard Best Play Award, the City Limits Best Play Award, and the Plays and Players Best Play Award. This Modern Classics edition features an introduction by Philip Roberts, Emeritus Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies at the University of Leeds, and a foreword by Jonathan Church.

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