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Our Lady Of Sligo
     

Our Lady Of Sligo

by Sebastian Barry
 

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Mai O'Hara lies in a Dublin hospital in 1953 attended by a young nursing Sister and visited by the uneasy figures of her husband Jack, daughter Joanie and her dead father. Fuelled by alcohol, passion and despair it is the story of her flamboyant but destructive relationship with Jack, the lost country of her childhood and unfulfilled expectations in the wake of

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Mai O'Hara lies in a Dublin hospital in 1953 attended by a young nursing Sister and visited by the uneasy figures of her husband Jack, daughter Joanie and her dead father. Fuelled by alcohol, passion and despair it is the story of her flamboyant but destructive relationship with Jack, the lost country of her childhood and unfulfilled expectations in the wake of Irish independence and self-rule.
Our Lady of Sligo was produced at the Royal National Theatre in co-production with Out of Joint, directed by Max Stafford-Clark, in April 1998.

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“Cerebral and lyrical, he is the new crown prince of Ireland's majestic theatrical tradition.” —Newsweek
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Cerebral and lyrical, he is the new crown prince of Ireland's majestic theatrical tradition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780413721402
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
04/02/1998
Series:
Modern Plays Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.22(d)

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Sebastian Barry is a playwright whose work has been produced in London, Dublin, Sydney, and New York. His novel A Long Long Way was a finalist for the 2005 Man Booker Prize. His other novels include The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty and Annie Dunne.

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