McDonagh Plays: "The Beauty Queen of Leenane"; "A Skull of Connemara"; "The Lonesome West" v. 1

McDonagh Plays: "The Beauty Queen of Leenane"; "A Skull of Connemara"; "The Lonesome West" v. 1

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Martin McDonagh's plays have been produced in Galway, Dublin, London and New York. They have created excitement and have won numerous awards. In individual editions the plays have been among Methuen's most popular sellers. 'Martin McDonagh's The Leenane Trilogy, one of the great events of the contemporary Irish theatre' (Irish Times). This volume contains: The Beauty Queen of Leenane - 'McDonagh's writing is pitiless but compassionate: he casts a cold, hard, but understanding eye on relationships made of mistrust, hesitation, resentment and malevolence' (Sunday Times); A Skull in Connemara - 'Here, McDonagh's gift is at its most naked and infectious ...it leaves you giddy with gruesome exhilaration' (Financial Times); The Lonesome West: 'The play combines manic energy and physical violence in a way that is both hilarious and viscerally exciting' (Daily Telegraph)"A star is born, bright and blazing, confident, individual and shockingly accomplished" (Sunday Times)
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 14mm | 192g
  • METHUEN DRAMA
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0413713504
  • 9780413713506
  • 86,644

Table of contents

The Beauty Queen of Leenane; A Skull of Connemara; The Lonesome West
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Review quote

"Martin McDonagh's The Leenane Trilogy, one of the great events of the contemporary Irish theatre." --Irish Times

"McDonagh's writing is pitiless but compassionate: he casts a cold, hard, but understanding eye on relationships made of mistrust, hesitation, resentment and malevolence." --Sunday Times of London

"McDonagh's gift is at its most naked and infectious . . . it leaves you giddy with gruesome exhilaration." --Financial Times (A Skull in Connemara)

"The play combines manic energy and physical violence in a way that is both hilarious and viscerally exciting." --Daily Telegraph (The Lonesome West)

"A star is born, bright and blazing, confident, individual and shockingly accomplished" --Sunday Times
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About Martin McDonagh

Martin McDonagh's first play The Beauty Queen of Leenane was the 1996 winner of the George Devine Award, won the Writer's Guild Award for Best Fringe Play and the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Newcomer. The play was nominated for six Tony awards, of which it won four, and the Laurence Olivier Award.
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