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The Wake

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Tom Murphy

Published by Methuen

6 Male 5 Female

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 play, haunting yet fiercely comic

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

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