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The Lieutenant of Inishmore

The Lieutenant of Inishmore

Author: Martin McDonagh
Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama
ISBN: 0413765008
Pages: 80
Year: 2001-04-12
A farcical look at political violence as it's played out during The Troubles in Northern Ireland against the drab backdrop of a bare, rustic Irish cottage and unending boredom in an inhospitable environment in which a mutilated cat sets off a murderous cycle of revenge. The second play in Martin McDonagh’s dramatic trilogy, it is a wildly funny and gruesome portrayal of an Irish terrorist who is numb to the feelings of his victims, but yet completely attached to and sentimental about his pet cat. The cat is reported dead when Padriac is away bombing civilian targets in Northern Ireland as a one-man splinter group and his family and friends in Inishmore desperately try to conceal the cat's death and what caused it before he returns.
The Lieutenant of Inishmore

The Lieutenant of Inishmore

Author: Martin McDonagh
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474222145
Pages: 144
Year: 2014-09-22
'There's more than one way to skin a theatrical cat; and McDonagh's chosen weapons are laughter and gore... Pushing theatre to its limits, McDonagh is making a serious point... a work as subversive as those Synge and O'Casey plays that sparked Dublin riots in the last century' Guardian 'A brave satire... Swiftianly savage and parodic... with explicit brutal actino and lines which sing with grace and wit' Observer Who knocked Mad Padraic's cat over on a lonely road on the island of Inishmore and was it an accident? He'll want to know when he gets back from a stint of torture and chip-shop bombing in Northern Ireland: he loves his cat more than life itself. The Lieutenant of Inishmore is a brilliant satire on terrorism, a powerful corrective to the beautification of violence in contemporary culture, and a hilarious farce. It premiered at the RSC's The Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon, in May 2001. Commentary and notes by Patrick Lonergan
A Behanding in Spokane

A Behanding in Spokane

Author: Martin McDonagh
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 0822224712
Pages: 48
Year: 2011
THE STORY: In Martin McDonagh's first American-set play, Carmichael has been searching for his missing left hand for almost half a century. Enter two bickering lovebirds with a hand to sell, and a hotel clerk with an aversion to gunfire, and we're
The Lonesome West

The Lonesome West

Author: Martin McDonagh
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408119188
Pages: 96
Year: 2014-05-27
"The play combines manic energy and physical violence in a way that is both hilarious and viscerally exciting" Daily Telegraph Valene and Coleman, two brothers living alone in their father's house after his recent death, find it impossible to exist without the most massive and violent disputes over the most mundane and innocent of topics. Only father Welsh, the local young priest, is prepared to try to reconcile the two before their petty squabblings spiral into vicious and bloody carnage. The Lonesome West was first presented as a Druid Theatre company and Royal Court co-production in the summer of 1997.
McDonagh Plays: 1

McDonagh Plays: 1

Author: Martin McDonagh
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472539273
Pages: 224
Year: 2014-05-08
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)
A Skull in Connemara

A Skull in Connemara

Author: Martin McDonagh
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 0822216655
Pages: 55
Year: 1999
THE STORY: For one week each autumn, Mick Dowd is hired to disinter the bones in certain sections of his local cemetery to make way for the new arrivals. As the time approaches for him to dig up those of his own late wife, strange rumours regarding
The Theatre and Films of Martin McDonagh

The Theatre and Films of Martin McDonagh

Author: Patrick Lonergan
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408136120
Pages: 304
Year: 2014-03-20
Martin McDonagh is one of the world's most popular dramatists. This is a highly readable and illuminating analysis of his career to date that will appeal to the legions of fans of his stage plays and the films Six Shooter and In Bruges. As a resource for students and practitioners it is unrivalled, providing an authoritative and enquiring approach to his work that moves beyond the tired discussions of national identity to offer a comprehensive critical exploration. Patrick Lonergan provides a detailed analysis of each of his plays and films, their original staging, critical reception, and the connections within and between the Leenane Trilogy, the Aran Islands plays and more recent work. It includes an interview with Garry Hynes, artistic director of Druid Theatre Company, and offers four critical essays on key features of McDonagh's work by leading international scholars: Joan Dean, Eamonn Jordan, Jose Lanters and Karen O'Brien. A series of further resources including a chronology, glossary, notes on McDonagh's use of language and a list of further reading makes this the perfect companion to one of the most exciting dramatists writing today.
The Cripple of Inishmaan

The Cripple of Inishmaan

Author: Martin McDonagh
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472522311
Pages: 96
Year: 2013-12-04
In 1934, the people of Inishmaan learn that the Hollywood director Robert Flaherty is coming to the neighbouring island to film his documentary Man of Aran. No one is more excited than Billy, an unloved and crippled boy whose chief occupation has been gazing at cows and yearning for a girl who wants no part of him. For Billy is determined to cross the sea and audition for the Yank. As news of his audacity ripples through his rumour-starved community, The Cripple of Inishmaan becomes a merciless portrayal of a world so comically cramped and mean-spirited that hope is an affront to its order. With this bleak yet uproariously funny play, Martin McDonagh fulfilled the promise of his award-winning The Beauty Queen of Leenane while confirming his place in a tradition that extends from Synge to O'Casey and Brendan Behan.
The Beauty Queen of Leenane

The Beauty Queen of Leenane

Author: Martin McDonagh
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 0822216647
Pages: 56
Year: 1999
THE STORY: Set in the mountains of Connemara, County Galway, THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE tells the darkly comic tale of Maureen Folan, a plain and lonely woman in her early forties, and Mag, her manipulative aging mother, whose interference in Maur
The Pillowman

The Pillowman

Author:
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 0822221004
Pages: 71
Year: 2003
A delicious two-hander by Michael Puzzo about strangers stranded in a hunting cabin. How they came to be there is hilariously doled out by Mr. Puzzo along with thoughts about identity, the Internet and the liar in us all...as rewarding a trip off the beate Heartrending and unexpectedly funny. --NY Times. Distinguished by Baron's uncommonly excellent writing...there's no denying Baron's talent. --Star-Ledger. [Ms. Baron has a] gift for dialogue that is tightly interlocked, smartly punctuated with on-target
Howie the Rookie

Howie the Rookie

Author: Mark O'Rowe
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
ISBN: 0822218135
Pages: 61
Year: 1999
THE STORY: The Howie Lee gets dragged into a bizarre feud of honor involving a scabies-infested mattress against The Rookie Lee, which spirals out of control and ends in his own personal tragedy. The Rookie has problems of his own: massively in deb
In Bruges

In Bruges

Author: Martin McDonagh
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571242316
Pages: 86
Year: 2008-04-15
You might be asking 'Where IS Bruges?' Well; it is in Belgium, and the filming of the city is absolutely breathtaking. If you enjoyed nothing else about this film, you would still really appreciate the beautiful views of the ancient buildings and canals. It follows two hitmen, Ray (Colin Farrell) and Ken (Brendan Gleeson) who are forced to hideout in Bruges after Ray accidentally kills a child during a hit. Whilst they are meant to be keeping a low profile and waiting for their boss (Ralph Fiennes) to call, Ray?s tempestuous nature and a crew of bizarre misfit characters make this an impossible task. Farrell and Gleeson are comically opposed characters, offering much in the way of snappy, funny dialogue, which is only complimented by the appearence of Fiennes as their no nonsense, foul mouthed boss. The direction makes much use of the spectacular backdrop that Bruges provides, and Farrell in particular delivers an entertaining performance along with the rest of the cast.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Author: Martin McDonagh
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571345301
Pages: 96
Year: 2018-01-10
After months pass without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes pays for three signs challenging the authority of William Willoughby, the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command, Officer Dixon, a mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement threatens to engulf the town. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a darkly comedic drama from Martin McDonagh. The film won Best Drama Motion Picture - Drama and Best Screenplay at the Golden Globes 2018.
Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes

Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes

Author: Tony Kushner
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 1559367695
Pages: 304
Year: 2014-01-16
A revised edition of one of the most influential plays of our time, published with a new foreword by the author.
The Methuen Drama Anthology of Irish Plays

The Methuen Drama Anthology of Irish Plays

Author: Patrick Lonergan
Publisher: Methuen
ISBN: 1408106787
Pages: 421
Year: 2009-07-01
A scintillating collection of five plays from the last sixty years of Irish drama, featuring work by Behan, Barry, Reid, Murphy, and McDonagh, and an introduction by Patrick Lonergan.