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The Beauty Queen of Leenane and Other Plays

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Publisher Comments:

These three plays are set in a town in Galway so blighted by rancor, ignorance, and spite that, as the local priest complains, God Himself seems to have no jurisdiction there.

The Beauty Queen of Leenane portrays ancient, manipulative Mag and her virginal daughter, Maureen, whose mutual loathing may be more durable than any love. In A Skull in Connnemara, Mick Dowd is hired to dig up the bones in the town churchyard, some of which belong to his late and oddly unlamented wife. And the brothers of The Lonesome West have no sooner buried their father than they are resuming the vicious and utterly trivial quarrel that has been the chief activity of their lives.

"[McDonagh is] the most wickedly funny, brilliantly abrasive young dramatist on either side of the Irish Sea.... He is a born storyteller."--New York Times

Synopsis:

The Beauty Queen of Leenane portrays ancient, manipulative Mag and her virginal daughter, Maureen, whose mutual loathing may be more durable than any love. In A Skull in Connemara, Mick Dowd is hired to dig up the bones in the town churchyard — some of which belong to his late and oddly unlamented wife. And the brothers of The Lonesome West have no sooner buried heir father than they are resuming the vicious quarrel that has been the chief activity of their life.

Table of Contents

The beauty queen of Leenane — A skull in Connemara — The lonesome West.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375704871
Author:
McDonagh, Martin
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
British and irish drama (dramatic works by on
Subject:
Connemara (Ireland)
Subject:
Connemara (Ireland) Drama.
Subject:
Connemara
Subject:
British & Irish
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Publication Date:
19980931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.04x5.24x.66 in. .50 lbs.

Related Subjects

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"Synopsis" by , The Beauty Queen of Leenane portrays ancient, manipulative Mag and her virginal daughter, Maureen, whose mutual loathing may be more durable than any love. In A Skull in Connemara, Mick Dowd is hired to dig up the bones in the town churchyard — some of which belong to his late and oddly unlamented wife. And the brothers of The Lonesome West have no sooner buried heir father than they are resuming the vicious quarrel that has been the chief activity of their life.
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