By (author) Tom Murphy
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Famine by Tom Murphy
Book Description"A major statement by a major Irish playwright" (Irish Times) Famine portrays the Great Hunger of the Irish in 1840s, with fresh pathos and insight. "The macabre business of blight and death, of wakes and murder, of poisoned love and lost hope, and the scandal of an emigration policy that was in effect one of transportation...are some of the modern Irish theatre's most powerful and poetic scenes." (Observer)"A classic...Murphy's script burns through to the very soul of all of us" (Irish Independent)
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780413771230
(203mm x 127mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 15-Aug-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Tom Murphy
Tom Murphy's work includes A Whistle in the Dark, Famine, The Morning After Optimism, The Sanctuary Lamp, Conversations on a Homecomnig, The Gigli Concert, Bailegangaire, Too Late for Logic, She Stoop s to Folly and The Wake. His career has been markedly associated with the Irish National Theatre (th e Abbey Theatre). He was born in Tuam, Co. Galway. He lives in Dublin.
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