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Murphy Plays 3 - The Morning After Optimism & The Sanctuary Lamp & The Gigli Concert

Murphy Plays 3 - The Morning After Optimism & The Sanctuary Lamp & The Gigli Concert

Tom Murphy Published by Methuen
9780413683502

This is the third collection of plays by "The most distinctive, the most restless, the most obsessive imagination at work in the Irish theatre today" ~ Brian Friel "James in The Morning After Optimism…

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The Methuen Drama Anthology of Irish Plays - The Hostage & Bailegangaire & Belle of the Belfast City & Steward of Christendom & Cripple of Inishmaan

The Methuen Drama Anthology of Irish Plays - The Hostage & Bailegangaire & Belle of the Belfast City & Steward of Christendom & Cripple of Inishmaan

Sebastian Barry & Brendan Behan & Martin McDonagh & Tom Murphy & Christina Reid & Patrick Lonergan Published by Methuen
9781408106785

This Anthology of Irish Plays brings together five major works from the Irish dramatic canon of the last sixty years in one outstanding collection ... Behan's The Hostage, depicting the capture and death…

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Murphy Plays 4 - A Whistle in the Dark & A Crucial Week in the Life of a Grocery Assistant & On the Outside On the Inside

Murphy Plays 4 - A Whistle in the Dark & A Crucial Week in the Life of a Grocery Assistant & On the Outside On the Inside

Tom Murphy Published by Methuen
9780413714503

"The most distinctive, the most restless, the most obsessive imagination at work in the Irish theatre today" ~ Brian Friel

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Murphy Plays 1 - Famine & The Patriot Game & The Blue Macuschla

Murphy Plays 1 - Famine & The Patriot Game & The Blue Macuschla

Tom Murphy Published by Methuen
9780413665706

The first collection of plays by "The most distinctive, the most restless, the most obsessive imagination at work in the Irish theatre today" Brian Friel Famine portrays the Great Hunger of the Irish in…

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Bailegangaire

Bailegangaire

Tom Murphy Published by Methuen

" ... as complex and haunting as one of Yeats' later poems ... A senile bedridden old woman rehearses over and over again an epic tale of a village laughing match ... Meanwhile her two granddaughters struggle…

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Too Late for Logic

Too Late for Logic

Tom Murphy Published by Methuen

Christopher has sacrificed much to haul himself up the academic ladder and as the play opens we learn he has now been asked to deliver an important key lecture on Schopenhauer But with his career at make-or-break…

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She Stoops to Folly

She Stoops to Folly

Tom Murphy Published by Methuen

Modelled on Oliver Goldsmith's classic novel The Vicar of Wakefield, Murphy builds a comedy peopled with thieves, pimps, bawds, lechers and imposters who will prey on innocence unless God - or the ruling…

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The House

The House

7 Male, 4 Female

Tom Murphy Published by Methuen

Summertime, and the emigrant workers, dressed in new suits and dreams, are returning home for the annual sojourn. They are young, vigorous, they have money in their pockets But they do not belong here…

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The Wake

The Wake

6 Male, 5 Female

Tom Murphy Published by Methuen

The Wake recounts the story of a woman, returning from the USA to her home town in Ireland. As her family learn of her years as a prostitute, she learns their attitudes and Irish society in general A homecoming…

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The Sanctuary Lamp

The Sanctuary Lamp

5 Male, 2 Female

Tom Murphy Published by Methuen

The Sanctuary Lamp is set in a church where three lost souls spend the night ... "Murphy, in the best traditions of Bunuel, takes a hallowed institution and populates it with social misfits who desecrate…

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The Morning After Optimism

The Morning After Optimism

2 Male, 2 Female

Tom Murphy Published by Methuen

The Morning After Optimism introduces fairytale characters with consciously artificial language and explores the relationship between illusion and freedom "A play of a dream world...profoundly engaged…

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The Gigli Concert

The Gigli Concert

2 Male, 1 Female

Tom Murphy Published by Methuen
9780413659309

"One of the greatest Irish plays of the century" ~ Irish Times "The language of the play is on a sort of inspired bender. It surfeits on its own potency. om Murphy's gift - here and in his other plays…

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