The Pillowman

The Pillowman

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by Martin McDonagh
     
 

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Chicago Tribune
[McDonagh is] a dangerously prodigious master of theatrical form with a talent that goes far deeper than most people understand...THE PILLOWMAN [is] thoroughly startling and genuinely intimidating.
Financial Times
A complex tale about life and art, about fact and illusion, about politics, society, cruelty and creativity.
NY Times
Energizing...a blindingly bright black comedy...[what makes] the unsettling and exhilarating new play from Mr. McDonagh...so gripping as theater is how narrative art becomes the play's and the character's very life blood.
Variety
McDonagh's least forgiving, bravest play.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822221005
Publisher:
Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/28/2006
Sales rank:
386,463
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.20(d)

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