The complete plays

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This work brings together all the theatrical works of the groundbreaking Irish playwright Brendan Behan. As well as containing his famous full-length plays, such as “The Hostage”, the book also showcases three intensely autobiographical one-act plays, originally written for radio.

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This volume contains everything Brendan Behan wrote in dramatic form in English


Contains the three famous full-length plays: The Quare Fellow, set in an Irish prison (“In Brendan Behan’s tremendous new play language is out on a spree, ribald, dauntless and spoiling for a fight ? with superb dramatic tact, the tragedy is concealed beneath layer after layer of rough comedy” Observer); The Hostage, set in a Dublin lodging-house of doubtful repute where a young English soldier is being kept prisoner, “shouts, sings, thunders and stamps with life?a masterpiece” (The Times); and Richard’s Cork Leg, set in a graveyard, “a joyous celebration of life” (Guardian). The volume also contains three one-act plays, originally written for radio and all intensely autobiographical, Moving Out, A Garden Party and The Big House.

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Weight0.264 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 2.3 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

384

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

822.914 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K