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Far From The Land : Contemporary Irish Plays - Conall Morrison

Far From The Land

Contemporary Irish Plays

Paperback Published: 1st January 1998
ISBN: 9780413722706
Number Of Pages: 356

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A startling collection of plays by playwrights working in the north and south of Ireland, all of which have been groundbreaking events in contemporary Irish theatre

At The Black Pig's Dyke by Vincent Woods depicts a group of mummers in the borderland between North and South, blending their rituals of death with the all-too-modern assassins going about their awful task; in Hard To Believe by Conall Morrison an army intelligence agent for the British invokes his Protestant preacher grandfather and his turncoat father who married a Catholic and thereafter denied his background; in Disco Pigs by Enda Walsh two friends bonded in their fantasies and shared baby-talk face into Cork city on their seventeenth birthday; Frank Pig Says Hello by Patrick McCabe (Winner of the 1997 George Devine Award) is about the sullen meanness of a village community towards an innocently simple young man; in Language Roulette by Daragh Carville a group of young people in Belfast come together for a reunion and the underlying atmosphere is anger and revenge; Bat The Father, Rabbit The Son by Donal O'Kelly is a powerful personal story about the reversal of a father-son relationship where the son is envious of the father's unambitious expressiveness.

Foreword by the award-winning Irish playwright, Sebastian Barry

At the Black Pig's Dykep. 1
Language Roulettep. 71
Disco Pigsp. 167
Bat the Father, Rabbit the Sonp. 199
Frank Pig Says Hellop. 245
Hard to Believep. 317
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ISBN: 9780413722706
ISBN-10: 0413722708
Series: Play Anthologies
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 356
Published: 1st January 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 12.7  x 2.26
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1