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A Skull in Connemara
     

A Skull in Connemara

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by Heinemann
 

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Winner 1996 Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright; Winner 1996 George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright

For one week each autumn, Mick Dowd is hired to disinter the bones in certain sections of his local cemetery, to make way for new arrivals. As the time approaches for him to dig up those of his own late wife, strange rumours regarding

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Winner 1996 Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright; Winner 1996 George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright

For one week each autumn, Mick Dowd is hired to disinter the bones in certain sections of his local cemetery, to make way for new arrivals. As the time approaches for him to dig up those of his own late wife, strange rumours regarding his involvement in her sudden death seven years ago gradually begin to resurface.

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The Guardian (UK)
Mr. McDonagh's great strength is that he combines a love of traditional storytelling with the savage ironic humour of the modern generation...In A SKULL IN CONNEMARA, a gravedigger, whose job is to disinter the bones of seven-year-old corpses and smash them to pulp, is hotly suspected of killing his wife.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780413719706
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
02/13/1998
Series:
The Royal Court Writers Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.60(d)

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A Skull in Connemara 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just returned from seeing this play performed in Durango, Co. Wonderfully done. McDonagh has again written a play that has many twists and turns and requires thinking and analysis. The dialogue was a challenge to understand but with concentration you can be drawn into the manipulation the author puts you through. Very musty graveyard scenes in this production. Anxious to give it a read - great evening. The Beauty Queen of Leenane was better I thought but that might just have been the production.