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  • #Aiww: The Arrest of AI Weiwei

    By Howard Brenton

    Our Price: $20.95
    • ISBN-13: 9781848423312
    • Publisher: Nick Hern Books
  • Anne Boleyn (Shakespeare's Globe)

    By Howard Brenton

    Our Price: $20.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781848420991
    • Publisher: Nick Hern Books
    • Published: August 2011
    Howard Brenton's epic play for Shakespeare's Globe theatre presents a dramatic portrait of one of the most famous figures in English History, Henry VIII 's second wife and mother of Elizabeth I.
  • Danton's Death

    By Georg Buchner

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781408132838
    • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
    • Published: September 2011
    A revolutionary himself, George Büchner was 21 when he wrote the play in 1835, while hiding from the police. With its hair-raising on-rush of scenes and vivid dramatization of complex, visionary characters, Danton's Death has a claim to be the greatest political tragedy ever written. In his newly-revised translation, Howard Brenton captures Büchner's exhilarating energy as Danton struggles to avoid his inexorable fall.In 1794 the French Revolution reaches its climax. After a series of bloody purges the life-loving, volatile Danton is tormented by his part in the killing. His political rival, the driven, ascetic Robespierre, decides Danton's fate. A titanic struggle begins. Once friends who wanted to change the world, now one stands for compromise the other for ideological purity as the guillotine awaits. This is your rhetoric translated. These wretches, these executioners, the guillotine are your speeches come to life. You have built your doctrines out of human heads… Why should an event that transforms the whole of humanity not advance through blood?
  • Drawing the Line

    By Howard Brenton

    Our Price: $20.95
    • ISBN-13: 9781848423725
    • Publisher: Nick Hern Books
  • National Theatre Connections 2013

    By Howard Brenton

    Our Price: $24.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781408184363
    • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
    • Published: May 2013
  • Never So Good

    By Howard Brenton

    Our Price: $18.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781854595515
    • Publisher: Nick Hern Books
    • Published: September 2008
    Set against a backdrop of fading Empire, war, the Suez crisis, vintage champagne, adultery and vicious Tory politics at the Ritz, Howard Brenton's Never So Good paints the portrait of a brilliant, witty but complex man, at times comically and, in the end, tragically out of kilter with his times.Harold Macmillan, the Eton-educated idealist who rushed, with Homer's Iliad under his arm, to do his duty in the Grenadier Guards, is tormented by the harsh experiences of war and an unhappy marriage. His career in the 1930s is blocked by his loyalty to Winston Churchill, and he nearly loses his life in the Second World War. When at last he becomes Prime Minister he is brought down by the Profumo scandal.
  • Paul

    By Howard Brenton

    Our Price: $18.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781854598868
    • Publisher: Nick Hern Books
    • Published: April 2006
    A divine revelation on the road to Damascus moves Saul to renounce his former life. He changes his name, converts from Judaism, and devotes himself to preaching the Gospel.Taking the remarkable life and moral teachings of this profound religious thinker, Howard Brenton explores the extraordinary phenomenon of faith. While the play offers a secular reading of the story of Christ's resurrection, at its heart Paul preaches from his Letter to the Corinthians, the eloquence of which cannot fall to move.This irreverent, provocative new play by the author of The Romans in Britain premiered at the National Theatre, London.
  • Pravda

    By Howard Brenton

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781399394857
    • Publisher: Methuen, Inc.
    • Published: 1986
    A Fleet Street comedy.

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