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Below is a selection of our bestselling plays and theatre books.

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Kindertransport

A modern classic about one woman's struggle to come to terms with her past - brutally separated from her German Jewish parents at the age of 9 and brought to England with the promise of a new life...

Jerusalem

Jez Butterworth's hugely acclaimed, prize-winning play - a comic, contemporary vision of life in England's green and pleasant land.

The Actor and the Target

A revised and updated edition of Declan Donnellan's bestselling book, a fresh and radical approach to acting by a world-famous director.

Drama Games for Classrooms and Workshops

101 great drama games for use in any classroom or workshop setting. Part of the Nick Hern Books Drama Games series.

Actions: The Actors' Thesaurus

A vital companion for actors in rehearsal - a thesaurus of action-words to revitalise performance, with a foreword by Terry Johnson.

Angels in America: Parts One & Two

The magnificent, two-part epic drama set during the Reagan years in America - now recognised as one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century.

The Complete Stanislavsky Toolkit

A revised and updated edition of Bella Merlin's essential guide to Stanislavsky's terms and ideas.

Death and the Maiden

A woman seeks revenge when the man she believes to have been her torturer happens to re-enter her life.

Cloud Nine

A landmark play about sexual politics in colonial Africa and modern-day Britain, in which all our assumptions about sex and gender are stunningly exploded.

Long Day's Journey into Night

A true modern classic from one of the twentieth century's most significant writers.

Be My Baby

A poignant drama about attitudes to teenage pregnancy in 1960s Britain.

How Plays Work

Distinguished playwright David Edgar examines the mechanisms and techniques which dramatists throughout the ages have employed to structure their plays and to express their meaning.