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Harm
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written by Douglas Maxwell, 1974-, in Scottish Shorts, edited by Philip Howard. (London: Nick Hern Books, 2010). pp. 157-167 (London, England: Nick Hern Books, 2015, originally published 2010), 13 page(s)
A father and son wait in a new ‘self-harming unit'. As the clock ticks by, the father begins to pour out his guilt, anger and concern to his son.
written by Douglas Maxwell, 1974-, in Scottish Shorts, edited by Philip Howard. (London: Nick Hern Books, 2010). pp. 157-167 (London, England: Nick Hern Books, 2015, originally published 2010), 13 page(s)
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Lazybed
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written by Iain Crichton Smith, 1928-1998, in Scotland Plays: New Scottish Drama, edited by Philip Howard. (London: Nick Hern Books, 2001), pp. 317-369 (London, England: Nick Hern Books, 2001, originally published 1998), 54 page(s)
The story of a man who cannot, or will not, get out of bed one morning for 'metaphysical reasons.' As the day progresses he is visited by his brother, neighbours, doctor, Death and Immanuel Kant.
written by Iain Crichton Smith, 1928-1998, in Scotland Plays: New Scottish Drama, edited by Philip Howard. (London: Nick Hern Books, 2001), pp. 317-369 (London, England: Nick Hern Books, 2001, originally published 1998), 54 page(s)
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Little Certainties
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written by Bárbara Colio, 1969-, in Mexican Plays, edited by Elyse Dodgson. (London: Nick Hern Books: 2007). pp. 57-108 (London, England: Nick Hern Books, 2006, originally published 2007), 53 page(s)
Mario is missing, presumed dead. In the town of Tijuana, his brother and sister make a shocking discovery about Mario and his secrets.
written by Bárbara Colio, 1969-, in Mexican Plays, edited by Elyse Dodgson. (London: Nick Hern Books: 2007). pp. 57-108 (London, England: Nick Hern Books, 2006, originally published 2007), 53 page(s)
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Losing Venice
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written by Jo Clifford, 1950-, in Scot-Free: New Scottish Plays, edited by Alasdair Cameron. (London: Nick Hern Books, 1990). pp. 41-98 (London, England: Nick Hern Books, 1985, originally published 1990), 59 page(s)
A parable on the consequences of military adventuring.
written by Jo Clifford, 1950-, in Scot-Free: New Scottish Plays, edited by Alasdair Cameron. (London: Nick Hern Books, 1990). pp. 41-98 (London, England: Nick Hern Books, 1985, originally published 1990), 59 page(s)
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Maisie Says She Loves Me
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written by Jimmy Osborne, fl. 2012, in Plays from VAULT 2. (London: Nick Hern Books, 2017). pp. 189-212 (London, England: Nick Hern Books, 2017, originally published 2017), 25 page(s)
Maisie loves Sheldon, but Sheldon's not so sure. He suffers from indigestion. But maybe it's not indigestion, maybe it's love? Jimmy Osborne's Maisie Says She Loves Me is a one-man play about love, inheritance and not letting your feelings show.
written by Jimmy Osborne, fl. 2012, in Plays from VAULT 2. (London: Nick Hern Books, 2017). pp. 189-212 (London, England: Nick Hern Books, 2017, originally published 2017), 25 page(s)
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Mistress of Desires
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written by Mario Vargas Llosa, 1936-, in Latin American Plays, edited by Sebastian Doggart. (London: Nick Hern Books: 1996). pp. 175-230 (London, England: Nick Hern Books, 2017, originally published 1996), 57 page(s)
Peru's most acclaimed writer interweaves reality and fantasy in an erotically charged tale.
written by Mario Vargas Llosa, 1936-, in Latin American Plays, edited by Sebastian Doggart. (London: Nick Hern Books: 1996). pp. 175-230 (London, England: Nick Hern Books, 2017, originally published 1996), 57 page(s)
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Quelques Fleurs
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written by Liz Lochhead, 1947-, in Scotland Plays: New Scottish Drama, edited by Philip Howard. (London: Nick Hern Books, 2001), pp. 261-290 (London, England: Nick Hern Books, 2001, originally published 1998), 31 page(s)
A short play from the leading Scottish poet and playwright. Verena and her oilman husband are childless, and their marriage is unravelling. In two intercut monologues which take place over the course of a year, we enter the hearts of each of them in turn.
written by Liz Lochhead, 1947-, in Scotland Plays: New Scottish Drama, edited by Philip Howard. (London: Nick Hern Books, 2001), pp. 261-290 (London, England: Nick Hern Books, 2001, originally published 1998), 31 page(s)
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Ramallah
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written by David Greig, 1969-, in Scottish Shorts, edited by Philip Howard. (London: Nick Hern Books, 2010). pp. 99-111 (London, England: Nick Hern Books, 2015, originally published 2010), 15 page(s)
A writer returning home from Palestine to his wife is gently challenged as to where exactly his priorities lie. ‘I wrote the piece after a number of trips to Palestine working with young playwrights,' explains Grieg. ‘It tries to capture the awkwardness of return, because the people at home have carried on and...
written by David Greig, 1969-, in Scottish Shorts, edited by Philip Howard. (London: Nick Hern Books, 2010). pp. 99-111 (London, England: Nick Hern Books, 2015, originally published 2010), 15 page(s)
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Run
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written by Stephen Laughton, 1981-, in Plays from VAULT. (London: Nick Hern Books, 2016). pp. 219-270 (London, England: Nick Hern Books, 2016, originally published 2017), 53 page(s)
Stephen Laughton’s one-man play Run explores what it means to love, to lose, and how to grow from a boy into a man, as a gay Jewish kid sneaks out over Shabbat to meet his boyfriend – and his universe implodes.
written by Stephen Laughton, 1981-, in Plays from VAULT. (London: Nick Hern Books, 2016). pp. 219-270 (London, England: Nick Hern Books, 2016, originally published 2017), 53 page(s)
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The Scorched Garden
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written by Juan Mayorga, 1965-, in Spanish Plays: New Spanish and Catalan Drama, edited by Elyse Dodgson and Mary Peate. (London: Nick Hern Books, 1999), pp. 55-104 (London, England: Nick Hern Books, 1999, originally published 1999), 51 page(s)
Juan Mayorga’s The Scorched Garden translated by Nick Drake. About a group of inmates locked up in a mental hospital since the Spanish Civil War.
written by Juan Mayorga, 1965-, in Spanish Plays: New Spanish and Catalan Drama, edited by Elyse Dodgson and Mary Peate. (London: Nick Hern Books, 1999), pp. 55-104 (London, England: Nick Hern Books, 1999, originally published 1999), 51 page(s)
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