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A major play from a major Irish playwright "Bailegangaire is as complex and haunting as one of Yeats' later poems ...A senile bedridden old woman rehearses over and over again an epic tale of a village laughing match ...Meanwhile her two granddaughters struggle to release themselves from the prison of remembered unhappiness. Here is a potent allegory - of the need to exorcise the past and its myths if one is to be happy in the future." (Sunday Telegraph)

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780413771216
ISBN-10: 0413771210
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 127mm x 5mm)
Pages: 75
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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