Master your Minecraft
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    What I'm Giving | November 28, 2014

    Eleanor Catton: IMG Eleanor Catton: What I'm Giving



    At Powell's, we feel the holidays are the perfect time to share our love of books with those close to us. For this special blog series, we reached... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$14.00
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Drama- Plays
25 Local Warehouse Drama- Women and Ethnic
19 Remote Warehouse Drama- Women and Ethnic

The Pillowman: A Play

by

The Pillowman: A Play Cover

ISBN13: 9780571220328
ISBN10: 0571220320
All Product Details

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

While still in his twenties, the Anglo-Irish playwright Martin McDonagh has filled houses in New York and London, been showered with the theatre world's most prestigious accolades, and electrified audiences with his cunningly crafted and outrageous tragicomedies. With echoes of Stoppard and Kafka, his latest drama, The Pillowman, is the viciously funny and seriously disturbing tale of a writer in an unnamed totalitarian state who is interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a number of child-murders occurring in his town.

Martin McDonagh is the author of several plays, including the Tony Award-nominated Beauty Queen of Leenane.

In The Pillowman, a comic yet horrific drama from one of Ireland's leading contemporary playwrights, a writer living in a totalitarian state is interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories—and their similarities to a number of child-murders that are happening in his town.
 
This play was first presented at London's National Theatre in November of 2003.
"Comedies don't come any blacker than [McDonagh's] spellbinding stunner of a play . . . Yet for all its darkness of plot and imagery, The Pillowman dazzles . . . This season's most exciting and original new play."—Ben Brantley, The New York Times
 
"McDonagh is destined to be one of the theatrical luminaries of the 21st century."—The New Republic
 
"A complex tale about life and art, about fact and illusion, about politics, society, cruelty and creativity."—Alastair Macaulay, Financial Times
 
"Martin McDonagh, master of bad taste in black comedys cause and persistent enfant terrible, leaps towards maturity in this dazzling, disquieting nightmare of a play which makes up its own Grimm fairy-tales."—Nicholas de Jongh, Evening Standard
 
"A play of extraordinary power and stunning theatrical bravura."—Michael Coveney, Daily Mail
 
"McDonagh is more than just a very clever theatrical stylist. His tricks and turns have a purpose. They are bridges over a deep pit of sympathy and sorrow, illuminated by a tragic vision of stunted and frustrated lives."—Fintan O'Toole, Irish Times

Synopsis:

A writer of short stories is in police custody. He doesn't know why he is being held but assumes it must be something to do with the fact that many of his stories involve children being killed and tortured. As the play unfolds, the police tell him that someone is enacting his stories.

Synopsis:

While still in his twenties, the Anglo-Irish playwright Martin McDonagh has filled houses in New York and London, been showered with the theatre world's most prestigious accolades, and electrified audiences with his cunningly crafted and outrageous tragicomedies. With echoes of Stoppard and Kafka, his latest drama, The Pillowman, is the viciously funny and seriously disturbing tale of a writer in an unnamed totalitarian state who is interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a number of child-murders occurring in his town.

About the Author

Martin McDonagh is the author of six plays, including the Tony Award-nominated The Beauty Queen of Leenane.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

LexQ, April 20, 2012 (view all comments by LexQ)
Beautifully written play. I highly recommend it.
I fell in love with all the stories within the main plot.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No

Product Details

ISBN:
9780571220328
Author:
Mcdonagh, Martin
Publisher:
Faber & Faber
Author:
McDonagh, Martin
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
British & Irish
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20050231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8.15 x 6.27 x 0.31 in

Other books you might like

  1. Stuff Happens Used Trade Paper $8.00
  2. My Name Is Rachel Corrie: Taken from...
    Used Trade Paper $6.50
  3. Fat Pig: A Play Used Trade Paper $8.00
  4. Doubt: A Parable Used Trade Paper $6.50
  5. Tom Stoppard: Plays 3: A Separate... Used Trade Paper $10.50
  6. Bash: Latterday Plays Used Trade Paper $8.00

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Drama » British and Irish Anthologies
Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Plays
Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Women and Ethnic

The Pillowman: A Play New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$14.00 In Stock
Product details 112 pages Faber & Faber - English 9780571220328 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A writer of short stories is in police custody. He doesn't know why he is being held but assumes it must be something to do with the fact that many of his stories involve children being killed and tortured. As the play unfolds, the police tell him that someone is enacting his stories.
"Synopsis" by ,
While still in his twenties, the Anglo-Irish playwright Martin McDonagh has filled houses in New York and London, been showered with the theatre world's most prestigious accolades, and electrified audiences with his cunningly crafted and outrageous tragicomedies. With echoes of Stoppard and Kafka, his latest drama, The Pillowman, is the viciously funny and seriously disturbing tale of a writer in an unnamed totalitarian state who is interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a number of child-murders occurring in his town.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.