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Search Terms

You can search our site by adding one or more words to one or more of the search boxes below.

Each box searches a different field and the 'Search All' box searches them all.

If you enter multiple words in in any search box then one of those words MUST be in that field for the product to be returned but all of them don’t have to be present.

The results will be ordered by products with more of the specified words first (if in “Relevance” order) then any products that have less of your specified words.

For example if you search for “Red Dog” in the title field and “James Ben” in the Author field then ether “Red” or “Dog” must be present in the title AND ether “James” or “Ben” must be present in the Author field for a product to be shown in the results. If both “Red” and “Dog” is present in the Title as well as “James” and “Ben” in the Author then that product will appear first in the results followed by any products with fewer of the optional words.

Wildcard Searches

We support single and multiple character wildcard searches within single words.

To perform a single character wildcard search use the ""?"" symbol.

To perform a multiple character wildcard search use the ""*"" symbol.

The single character wildcard search looks for terms that match that with the single character replaced. For example, to search for ""text"" or ""test"" you can use the search:

te?t

Multiple character wildcard searches looks for 0 or more characters. For example, to search for test, tests or tester, you can use the search:

test*

You can also use the wildcard searches in the middle of a term:

te*t

Warning: You should avoid using wildcard searches as the first character of a word as it will dramatically slow down searches:

?est

*st

Boolean Operators

Boolean operators allow terms to be combined through logic operators. We support AND, ""+"", OR, NOT and ""-"" as Boolean operators(Note: Boolean operators must be ALL CAPS).

The OR operator is the default conjunction operator. This means that if there is no Boolean operator between two terms, the OR operator is used. The OR operator links two terms and finds a matching document if either of the terms exist in a document. This is equivalent to a union using sets. The symbol || can be used in place of the word OR.

To search for documents that contain either ""another book"" or just ""another"" use the query:

""another book"" another

or

""another book"" OR another

AND

The AND operator matches documents where both terms exist anywhere in the text of a single document. This is equivalent to an intersection using sets. The symbol && can be used in place of the word AND.

To search for documents that contain ""another book"" and ""Some Book"" use the query:

""another book"" AND ""Some Book""

+

The ""+"" or required operator requires that the term after the ""+"" symbol exist somewhere in a the field of a single document.

To search for documents that must contain ""another"" and may contain ""search"" use the query:

+another search

NOT

The NOT operator excludes documents that contain the term after NOT. This is equivalent to a difference using sets. The symbol ! can be used in place of the word NOT.

To search for documents that contain ""another book"" but not ""Some Book"" use the query:

""another book"" NOT ""Some Book""

-

The ""-"" or prohibit operator excludes documents that contain the term after the ""-"" symbol.

To search for documents that contain ""another book"" but not ""Some Book"" use the query:

""another book"" -""Some Book""

Fuzzy Searches

We support fuzzy searches based on the Levenshtein Distance, or Edit Distance algorithm. To do a fuzzy search use the tilde, ""~"", symbol at the end of a Single word Term. For example to search for a term similar in spelling to ""roam"" use the fuzzy search:

roam~

This search will find terms like foam and roams.

An additional (optional) parameter can specify the required similarity. The value is between 0 and 1, with a value closer to 1 only terms with a higher similarity will be matched. For example:

roam~0.8

The default that is used if the parameter is not given is 0.5.

Grouping

We support using parentheses to group clauses to form sub queries. This can be very useful if you want to control the boolean logic for a query.

To search for either ""another"" or ""book"" and ""website"" use the query:

(another OR book) AND website

This eliminates any confusion and makes sure you that website must exist and either term another or book may exist.

Escaping Special Characters

We support escaping special characters that are part of the query syntax. The current list special characters are:

+ - && || ! ( ) { } [ ] ^ "" ~ * ? : \

To escape these character use the \ before the character. For example to search for (1+1):2 use the query:

\(1\+1\)\:2

Boosting a Term

We provide the relevance level of matching documents based on the terms found. To boost a term use the caret, ""^"", symbol with a boost factor (a number) at the end of the term you are searching. The higher the boost factor, the more relevant the term will be.

Boosting allows you to control the relevance of a document by boosting its term. For example, if you are searching for

another book

and you want the term ""another"" to be more relevant boost it using the ^ symbol along with the boost factor next to the term. You would type:

another^4 book

This will make documents with the term another appear more relevant. You can also boost Phrase Terms as in the example:

""another book""^4 ""Some Book""

By default, the boost factor is 1. Although the boost factor must be positive, it can be less than 1 (e.g. 0.2)

Proximity Searches

We support finding words are a within a specific distance away. To do a proximity search use the tilde, ""~"", symbol at the end of a Phrase. For example to search for a ""book"" and ""another"" within 10 words of each other in a document use the search:

""another book""~10
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Shakespeare Monologues for Men

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ISBN/EAN: 9781848420052
Drawing on the author's experience as an acting and audition coach, this title selects fifty monologues for men and another fifty for women drawn from across the Shakespeare canon. Each is prefaced with an easy-to-use guide to Who is speaking, Where, When and To Whom, What has just happened in the play and What are the character's objectives.
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Pub. Date: June 22 2009
Author: DIXON, LUKE
Format: Paperback
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Shakespeare Monologues for Women

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ISBN/EAN: 9781848420076
Drawing on the author's experience as an acting and audition coach, this title selects fifty monologues for men and another fifty for women drawn from across the Shakespeare canon. Each is prefaced with an easy-to-use guide to Who is speaking, Where, When and To Whom, What has just happened in the play and What are the character's objectives.
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Pub. Date: June 22 2009
Author: DIXON, LUKE
Format: Paperback
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Drama Games for Classrooms and Workshops

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ISBN/EAN: 9781848420106
Suitable for school, youth theatre and community groups, this book includes games for adults to play in workshop or rehearsal settings. It explores a wide range of core drama skills such as: energy, focus, teamwork, trust, character, storytelling, imagination and improvisation, as well as warming up and cooling down.
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Pub. Date: February 11 2009
Author: SWALE, JESSICA
Format: Paperback
Stock: 1
Price: €15.99


BAD GIRLS Play Edition

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ISBN/EAN: 9781854599100
Mandy has been picked on at school for as long as she can remember. That's why she is delighted when cheeky, daring, full-of-fun Tanya picks her as a friend. Mum isn't happy - she thinks Tanya is a bad girl and a bad influence. Mandy's sure Tanya can only get her out of trouble not into it. But, can she?
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Pub. Date: June 15 2006
Author: WILSON, JACQUELINE
Format: Paperback
Stock: 1
Price: €9.99

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Classical Monologues for Women

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ISBN/EAN: 9781854598707
Offers audition pieces for actors at all levels. Drawing on her enormous experience in drama training, the author has selected over forty-five monologues for men and another forty-five for women drawn from classical plays throughout the ages and ranging across all of Western theatre. These classical monologues are presented chronologically.
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Pub. Date: October 2 2006
Author: CALDARONE, MARINA
Format: Paperback
Stock: 1
Price: €12.50


House Of Games

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ISBN/EAN: 9781854599056
Following on from Keith Johnstone's famous "Impro" and Augusto Boal's "Games for Actors and Non-Actors", this book provides ideas and guidance for drama groups of various kinds. It is intended for teachers, theatre directors, and drama workshop leaders.
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Pub. Date: December 16 2005
Author: JOHNSTON, CHRIS
Format: Paperback
Stock: 1
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CAVALCADERS and AMPHIBIANS

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ISBN/EAN: 9781854594631
Two tragi-comedies set in Roche's southern Irish home town of Wexford. "The Cavalcaders" follows the life of a smalltown shoemaker who amuses himself singing with a barbershop quartet. In "Amphibians", a young boy spends a night alone on an island as a rite of passage from childhood to adulthood.
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Pub. Date: February 23 2001
Author: ROCHE, BILLY
Format: Paperback
Stock: 1
Price: €16.30


FORCE OF CHANGE

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ISBN/EAN: 9781854594723
Caroline Paterson is a Detective Sergeant in the RUC. Used to doing battle against the ingrained sexism of her male colleagues, she begins to suspect something far worse - systematic collaboration between the officers of the RUC and the terrorists of the UDA - and she is determined to expose it.
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Pub. Date: April 28 2000
Author: MITCHELL, GARY
Format: Paperback
Stock: 1
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DONE UP LIKE A KIPPER

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ISBN/EAN: 9781854597151
A Dublin taxi driver is accidentally stabbed with a used hypodermic. He decides not to tell his wife and children about the incident until it is too late. This brings to the surface other lies buried within the family, raising questions of whether it is better to conceal or tell all.
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Pub. Date: September 27 2002
Author: HARMON, KEN
Format: Paperback
Stock: 1
Price: €12.60


Beaux Strategem

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ISBN/EAN: 9781854591548
On of the best-known and one of the most-revived Restoration comedies.
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Pub. Date: August 10 1995
Author: FARQUHAR, GEORGE
Format: Paperback
Stock: 1
Price: €4.99

Retail Price: €5.47