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Product Description: 2014 was a spectacular year for playwright Simon Stephens, who has been described by the Independent as 'a brilliant writer of immense imagination' and by the Financial Times as having 'emerged in this millennium as an outstanding playwright'...read more

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9781474251419 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, April 21, 2016, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: 2014 was a spectacular year for playwright Simon Stephens, who has been described by the Independent as 'a brilliant writer of immense imagination' and by the Financial Times as having 'emerged in this millennium as an outstanding playwright'.

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Product Description: I drank three glasses of scotch and ginger ale before we'd even cleared Coney Island. I didn't want to come home. It was then that I decided to write you these letters.On a crisp winter day in New York, Willem gets the call. It's Mum...read more

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9781474277358 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, September 22, 2015, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: I drank three glasses of scotch and ginger ale before we'd even cleared Coney Island.

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Product Description: Is this the strangest thing that two people have ever done in the history of the world?In this uncertain world, who can predict what brings people together? When two strangers meet by chance amidst the bustle of a crowded London train station, their lives are changed forever...read more

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9780822234050 | Dramatist''s Play Service, September 1, 2015, cover price $9.00 | About this edition: Is this the strangest thing that two people have ever done in the history of the world?
9781474261739 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, May 19, 2015, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Is this the strangest thing that two people have ever done in the history of the world?
9780553262681, titled "Just a Shot Away" | Bantam Books, February 1, 1987, cover price $3.95 | also contains Just a Shot Away | About this edition: Lieutenant Devlin Rourke investigates the murders of four unrelated people in the parking garage of a Baltimore office building

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Product Description: I kept telling myself I wanted something more out of my life, something brighter. I had all these ideas in my head. Thing is, I had to go down so low just to try to lift my life up a little bit higher. Simon Stephens's exciting new adaptation of the twentieth-century classic Kasimir and Karoline is a dark, political and hilarious play that sets two young lovers in the throes of a break-up against the hypnotic whirl and bright lights of a funfair...read more

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9781474265843 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, June 4, 2015, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: I kept telling myself I wanted something more out of my life, something brighter.

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Product Description: Four plays inspired by and originating on the European stage from one of Britain's most important playwrights.Three Kingdoms was presented at Teater NO99 in Tallinn, Estonia on 17 September 2011, before opening at the Munich Kammerspiele, Germany, on 15 October 2011...read more
By Sebastian Nubling (foreword by) and Simon Stephens

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9781474260121 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, May 19, 2015, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Four plays inspired by and originating on the European stage from one of Britain's most important playwrights.

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Product Description: This lyrical, evocative, thought-provoking journal of a man's quest for truth -- and for himself -- has touched and changed an entire generation. At its heart, the story is all too simple: a man and his son take a lengthy motorcycle trip through America...read more

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9780553257489, titled "Zen Art of Motorcycle" | Bantam Books, June 1, 1984, cover price $4.95 | also contains Zen Art of Motorcycle | About this edition: This lyrical, evocative, thought-provoking journal of a man's quest for truth -- and for himself -- has touched and changed an entire generation.

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9780192721082, titled "The Brave Soldier Janosh" | Oxford Univ Pr, October 1, 1979, cover price $3.95 | also contains The Brave Soldier Janosh

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9780822232889 | Dramatist''s Play Service, May 15, 2015, cover price $9.00

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Product Description: I'll gather my breath. I'll walk out of my room. I'll know exactly where I'm going to go. The voice in my head tells me exactly where to go. In the opulent grandeur of a European city, a renowned singer abandons the opera house for the truth of the streets...read more

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9781474251600 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, May 1, 2015, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: I'll gather my breath.
9780553261806, titled "San Antonio" | Bantam Books, September 1, 1986, cover price $2.75 | also contains San Antonio | About this edition: Awaiting the hangman's noose in a Mexican jail, American convict Wolf Bixler is offered a chance to escape with his life by leading the children of embattled Mexican president Tejada to safety in San Antonio

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Product Description: The funny thing is the harder I work the more clearly I understand things. When I'm worn out after a day's work then it's like my brain relaxes. And sometimes then I get it. The meaning of my life. My purpose on this earth. How many people ever get to say that? And you know what? It doesn't matter...read more
By Simon Stephens (adapted by)

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9781474231770 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, October 31, 2014, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: The funny thing is the harder I work the more clearly I understand things.

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Product Description: Everything can be quantified. All worth can be quantified. Artistic worth. Human worth. Material worth. Everything. Some food is simply better than other food. Isn't it? Some clothes are better than other clothes. Aren't they?The last week of a massive international tour and rock star Paul is at the height of his fame...read more

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9781472587671 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, April 24, 2014, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Everything can be quantified.

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Product Description: We're just the least lucky girls in all the world. All three of us. You and me and Ruthy have been given a big sad spoon of bad luck. A girl growing up in a battered part of Stockport in a battered time at the end of the Seventies falls in love with the man who will break her heart into a thousand pieces...read more

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9781472568717 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, March 20, 2014, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: We're just the least lucky girls in all the world.

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Product Description: 'I think I'm a human being before anything else. I don't care what other people say. I don't care what people write in books. I need to think for myself.' Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House premiered in 1879 in Copenhagen, the second in a series of realist plays by Ibsen, and immediately provoked controversy with its apparently feminist message and exposure of the hypocrisy of Victorian middle-class marriage...read more
By Simon Stephens (trans)

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9781472526410 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, October 24, 2013), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: 'I think I'm a human being before anything else.
9781408173312 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, August 29, 2012, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: 'I think I'm a human being before anything else.

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In her late forties, Harper Regan suddenly leaves her family in the suburbs of West London and sets off on a mission to see her father before he dies. Her journey becomes a road trip through the heart of England in this violent and comic exploration of the moralities of sex and death.Harper Regan is the major new play by the National Theatre's resident dramatist, Simon Stephens, and will be directed by Marianne Elliott, current holder of the Evening Standard Theatre award for best director. The play opens at the National in April 2008.

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9780822228196 | Dramatist''s Play Service, July 1, 2013, cover price $9.00
9781408101513 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, September 1, 2008, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: In her late forties, Harper Regan suddenly leaves her family in the suburbs of West London and sets off on a mission to see her father before he dies.

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9780822225744 | 1 edition (Dramatist''s Play Service, November 30, 2012), cover price $9.00

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Product Description: In The Trial of Ubu, Simon Stephens takes the grotesque and amoral megalomaniac dictator from Alfred Jarry's proto-surrealist 1896 play Ubu Roi and places him before a twenty-first century international tribunal. Set in January 2010, at the International Criminal Tribunal sitting in The Hague, it is day 436 of the trial of the dictator Ubu...read more

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9781408172438 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, November 1, 2012, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: In The Trial of Ubu, Simon Stephens takes the grotesque and amoral megalomaniac dictator from Alfred Jarry's proto-surrealist 1896 play Ubu Roi and places him before a twenty-first century international tribunal.

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Product Description: 'I missed first time. I could feel his skull caving in. It was like a shell.' Morning - a play for young people - is the latest offering from acclaimed playwright Simon Stephens, written after a workshop involving actors from the Young Company at the Lyric, Hammersmith and the Theater, Basel, Switzerland...read more

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9781408173398 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, October 1, 2012, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: 'I missed first time.

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By Simon Stephens (adapted by)

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9780275902483, titled "The Case for the Multinational Corporation" | Praeger Pub Text, June 1, 1976, cover price $40.95 | also contains The Case for the Multinational Corporation

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9780822231080 | Dramatist''s Play Service, August 1, 2015, cover price $9.00
9781408173350 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, September 24, 2012), cover price $15.95

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Product Description: Harper Regan follows a woman's road trip through the heart of England in a violent and comic exploration of the moralities of sex and death. Quietly harrowing, this play is a barometer for our times exploring dark secrets and familial estrangement...read more

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9781408152195 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, March 13, 2012, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Harper Regan follows a woman's road trip through the heart of England in a violent and comic exploration of the moralities of sex and death.

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Product Description: "You make one decision. It stays with you. It's like the consequences of it get into your bones."Set on the edges of Heathrow Airport, Wastwater is an elliptical triptych - a snapshot of three different couples who make a choice that will define the fallout of their future...read more

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9781408154861 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, March 13, 2012, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: "You make one decision.

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Product Description: A Thousand Stars Explode in the Sky is a refreshingly subtle and compassionate vision of the world on the edge of apocalypse. Within a cosmological context, the focus is on a single family, their relations with each other and their unreconciled regrets, soon to become permanent...read more

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9781408131466 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, September 13, 2011, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: A Thousand Stars Explode in the Sky is a refreshingly subtle and compassionate vision of the world on the edge of apocalypse.

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A collection Simon Stephens' plays that includes: 'Bluebird', 'Christmas', 'Herons' and 'Port'.

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9780413775474 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, September 1, 2010, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: A collection Simon Stephens' plays that includes: 'Bluebird', 'Christmas', 'Herons' and 'Port'.

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Product Description: This collection showcases the five best new plays from the first decade of the twenty-first century and perfectly reflects why British theatre is regarded as the epicenter of vitality, relevance and innovation in drama and the performing arts...read more
By Simon Stephens (editor)

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9781408123911 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, May 15, 2010, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: This collection showcases the five best new plays from the first decade of the twenty-first century and perfectly reflects why British theatre is regarded as the epicenter of vitality, relevance and innovation in drama and the performing arts.

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Product Description: Pornography is Simon Stephens' stark and shattering new play that powerfully captures a portrait of a fractured, insecure Britain. Written in reaction to London crashing from the euphoria and promise at being awarded the 2012 Olympics into the chaos and reality of the 7/7 bombings, the play is composed of seven stories that serve as a countdown to the catastrophic attack on London...read more

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9781408110560 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, July 28, 2008, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Pornography is Simon Stephens' stark and shattering new play that powerfully captures a portrait of a fractured, insecure Britain.

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Product Description: This second collection of plays by Simon Stephens, winner of the 2005 Olivier Award for Best New Play for On the Shore of the Wide World, perfectly showcases the development of one of the most exciting and impressive theatre talents of recent years...read more

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9781408113912 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, March 24, 2009, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: This second collection of plays by Simon Stephens, winner of the 2005 Olivier Award for Best New Play for On the Shore of the Wide World, perfectly showcases the development of one of the most exciting and impressive theatre talents of recent years.

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