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Description - Murphy Plays by Thomas Murphy

Murphy Plays: 5 brings together four of the authors recent works: The Wake, Too Late for Logic, The House, and Alice Trilogy. The Wake recounts the story of a woman, returning from the USA to her home town in Ireland. As her family learn of her years as a prostitute, she finds the drewam of her homecoming turning into a nightmare. A homecoming play that is haunting yet fiercely comic. Too Late for Logic: "A major new play...these scenes are beautifully imagined, ache with feeling, and flower into incidents of piercing sadness or absurd laughter" (The Times) The House: "The most compelling indictment of emigration ever committed to the stage" (Irish Times) Alice Trilogy dramatises three stages in Alice's life: 1980, in the afternoon murk of her attic, is Alice losing her grip on reality? 1995, she has summoned a lost love to meet her by the gasworks wall. 2005, at the airport: if the worst has happened, why is it bearable?

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780713683639
ISBN-10: 0713683635
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 23mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 9-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Thomas Murphy

Tom Murphy was born in Tuam, County Galway. His plays include Conversations on a Home Coming, Balegangaire, A Thief of Christmas, The Morning After Optimism, The Sanctuary Lamp, The Gigli Concert, The Wake, She Stoops to Folly and Alice Trilogy. His career has been closely associated with The Abbey Theatre, Dublin who have produced many of his plays.

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