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...The story of Curt Herzstark, an Austrian industrialist and concentration camp prisoner who was sent by the Nazis to an underground salt mine during the war. While in captivity, he continued his experiments with a device that would...
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...Age recommendation: 15+ (very strong language and sexual references) This Young Vic production was recorded through National Theatre Live on 31st August, 2017. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have...
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...Two one-act plays by Joyce Carol Oates. The Key: a hilarious perverse encounter between a vacationing suburban housewife, recently separated from her husband, and a prosperous businessman. Tone Cluster: a chilling trig-comedy that takes...

Bluebeard’s Friends  

Written by

Caryl Churchill

~playauthor~Written by~ Caryl Churchill

Nick Hern Books, 2019

NHB Modern Plays

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...Caryl Churchill's Bluebeard’s Friends is a short play about society’s responses to atrocity. It was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre Downstairs, London, on 18 September 2019 as part of Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp., a programme...
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...The artist Mark Rothko has just hired Ken, an aspiring artist, to be his assistant – and errand boy. Ken discovers that Rothko’s temper can run hot; but as he gets to know his boss better, he finds that Rothko has opened him up to more than...

Rum and Vodka

Written by

Conor McPherson

~playauthor~Written by~ Conor McPherson

Nick Hern Books, 2011

NHB Modern Plays

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Acts: 1, Scenes: 1

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...Conor McPherson's short monologue play Rum and Vodka was first performed at University College Dublin on 27 November1992. One of McPherson's earliest stage works, it was written and performed just after he formed Fly By Night Theatre...

Seven Jewish Children

Written by

Caryl Churchill

~playauthor~Written by~ Caryl Churchill

Nick Hern Books, 2009

NHB Modern Plays

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Scenes: 7

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...Caryl Churchill's Seven Jewish Children is a short play written in response to the volatile political situation in Gaza in January 2009. The play was first staged at the Royal Court Theatre, London, on 6 February 2009, following...
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...Good-hearted Bessie has been taking care of ther ailing father for 20 years, but now she’s the one who’s sick, and she must reconcile with her estranged sister, Lee. A remarkably humorous and tender play, this critically acclaimed family...
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...American expatriate Sidney Webb and Sister Margaret, his British colleague, work tirelessly to rehabilitate Cambodian children from the nightmare of prostitution. After a surprise raid on a brothel, an eager young U.S. lawyer places three...
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..."A heart-wrenching full-cast adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by John Steinbeck, starring Jeffrey Donovan and Shirley Knight. Set during the Great Depression, The Grapes of Wrath tells the powerful story of the Joad family...