The pillowman

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Martin McDonagh has been hailed as one of the freshest and most exciting writers to emerge on the theatre scene for years. Other plays by McDonagh include ‘The Beauty Queen of Leenane’ and ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’.

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‘The first duty of a storyteller is to tell a story.’ Or was it ‘The only duty of a storyteller is to tell a story’?

A writer in a totalitarian state is interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a number of child-murders that are happening in his town.

‘Sometimes you don’t even know what you’ve been craving until the real thing comes along.’ New York Times

‘McDonagh is more than just a very clever theatrical stylist. His tricks and turns have a purpose. They are bridges over a deep pit of sympathy and sorrow, illuminated by a tragic vision of stunted and frustrated lives.’ Fintan O’Toole, Irish Times

Martin McDonagh’s searingly brilliant play premiered at the National Theatre, London in November 2003. It was revived at the Duke of York’s Theatre, London, in June 2023.

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Weight0.13 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 0.7 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

104

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

822.914 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K