A Skull in Connemara

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For one week each autumn, Mick Dowd is hired to disinter the bones in certain sections of his local cemetery to make way for the 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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Overview

For one week each autumn, Mick Dowd is hired to disinter the bones in certain sections of his local cemetery to make way for the 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780413719706
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 2/13/1998
  • Series: The Royal Court Writers Series
  • Pages: 66
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2000

    Excellent Production

    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.

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