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The Steward Of Christendom
     

The Steward Of Christendom

by Sebastian Barry
 

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This is the play that established Barry as one of Ireland's most powerful contemporary playwrights.

Thomas Dunne, ex-chief superintendent of the Dublin Metropolitan police looks back on his career built during the latter years of Queen Victoria's empire, from his home in Baltinglass in Dublin in 1932. Like King Lear, Dunne tries valiantly to break free of history

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This is the play that established Barry as one of Ireland's most powerful contemporary playwrights.

Thomas Dunne, ex-chief superintendent of the Dublin Metropolitan police looks back on his career built during the latter years of Queen Victoria's empire, from his home in Baltinglass in Dublin in 1932. Like King Lear, Dunne tries valiantly to break free of history and himself. The Steward of Christendom took London by storm when it premiered at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs in March 1995 with Donal McCann in the title role. It transferred to Broadway and has toured around the world.

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“Sebastian Barry's beautiful and devastating memory play…will stay with us for many years.” —The New York Times
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Sebastian Barry's beautiful and devastating memory play…will stay with us for many years.
Variety
Sebastian Barry's compassionate imaging of an ancestor he never knew is among the most poignant onstage displays of humanity in recent memory.
NY Times
...the cool, elegiac eye of James Joyce's ; the bleak absurdity of Samuel Beckett's lost, primal characters; the cosmic anger of ...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780413718204
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
09/15/2011
Series:
Modern Plays Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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Sebastian Barry (b.1955) is an Irish playwright, novelist, and poet.

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