Someone Who'll Watch over Me

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An Englishman, an Irishman and an American are locked up together in a cell in the Middle East. As victims of political action, powerless to initiate change, what can they do? How do they live and survive?

Frank McGuinness's new play, introduced by Brian Keenan, explores the daily crisis endured by hostages whose strength comes from communication, both subtle and mundane, from humor, wit and faith.

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Overview

An Englishman, an Irishman and an American are locked up together in a cell in the Middle East. As victims of political action, powerless to initiate change, what can they do? How do they live and survive?

Frank McGuinness's new play, introduced by Brian Keenan, explores the daily crisis endured by hostages whose strength comes from communication, both subtle and mundane, from humor, wit and faith.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780571168040
  • Publisher: Faber and Faber
  • Publication date: 1/7/1993
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.16 (d)

Meet the Author

Frank McGuinness,born on July 29, 1953, in Buncrana, Donegal, Ireland. He lectures at University College, Dublin. His first major success as a playwright was the 1982 production of Factory Girls. His first internationally acclaimed play is the 1985 Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching towards the Somme. He is also the author of such celebrated plays as Innocence, The Factory Girls and Someone Who'll Watch Over Me. His translations include Ibsen's Rosmersholm, Peer Gynt, Hedda Gabler and A Doll's House; Chekhov's Three Sisters and Uncle Vanya; Lorca's Yerma; Brecht's The Threepenny Opera and The Caucasian Chalk Circle; and Sophocles' Electra and Ostrovsky's The Storm.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 1999

    best play i have ever seen

    i saw this play performed in salisbury, england. it is the best thing i have ever seen on stage. both funny and sad.

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