The Wexford Trilogy: A Handful of Stars; Poor Beast in the Rain; Belfry

Overview

Set in a local dilapidated snooker hall, A HANDFUL OF STARS tells the story of Jimmy Brady, a young Wexford tearaway who refuses to abide by the rules and regulations that are applied in this so-called man's world, and his innocent sidekick, Tony, who yearns to belong; a world that is inhabited by a worn-out boxer, a contrary caretaker, an obnoxious loudmouth and a wily detective. Jimmy bucks the system every chance he gets, and everything is hunky dory until his girlfriend, Linda, ditches him, which drives him ...
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Overview

Set in a local dilapidated snooker hall, A HANDFUL OF STARS tells the story of Jimmy Brady, a young Wexford tearaway who refuses to abide by the rules and regulations that are applied in this so-called man's world, and his innocent sidekick, Tony, who yearns to belong; a world that is inhabited by a worn-out boxer, a contrary caretaker, an obnoxious loudmouth and a wily detective. Jimmy bucks the system every chance he gets, and everything is hunky dory until his girlfriend, Linda, ditches him, which drives him over the edge. Jimmy goes on the rampage with a shotgun, robbing a little corner shop and hitting a young cop with the butt of the gun. In the final scene he is holed up like a fugitive in the pool hall as he waits for the detective to come and get him.
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Editorial Reviews

The Times (London)
How many contemporary writers give us the feeling that O'Casey has been exhumed in order to set a Chekhov short story to dialogue?
Sunday Times (London)
The writing is both rugged and melancholy, severe but generous: a poetry of passing joys and lost paradises.
Daily Telegraph (London)
Theatre with bite and style and truth.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822219149
  • Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 6.62 (w) x 7.82 (h) x 0.39 (d)

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