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DruidMurphy: Plays

Tom Murphy by Tom Murphy

Published July 25th 2012
ISBN : 9781408173190
Paperback
96 pages
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This collection brings together three of Tom Murphys finest plays, Famine, A Whistle in the Dark and Conversations on a Homecoming. Together, they tell the story of Irish emigration - of those who went and those who were left behind. Crossing oceansMoreThis collection brings together three of Tom Murphys finest plays, Famine, A Whistle in the Dark and Conversations on a Homecoming. Together, they tell the story of Irish emigration - of those who went and those who were left behind. Crossing oceans and spanning decades, Murphys three plays cover the period from the Great Hunger of the nineteenth century to the new Ireland of the 1970s, exploring what we mean when we call a place home.Conversations on a Homecoming: County Galway, 1970s.Even the humblest of small-town pubs can be a magnet for dreamers. Michael, after a ten-year absence, suddenly returns from New York and has a reunion with old friends, in that same pub The White House.A Whistle in the Dark: Coventry, 1960Irish emigrants, the uprooted Carney family, adapt aggressively to life in an English city.Famine: County Mayo, 1846In Glanconnor village in the west of Ireland, the second crop of potatoes fails. The community now faces the real prospect of starvation.With an introduction by Dr Patrick Lonergan, NUI GalwayDruidMurphy, presented by Druid in a co-production with Quinnipiac University Connecticut, NUI Galway, Lincoln Center Festival and Galway Arts Festival, marks a major celebration of one of Irelands most respected living dramatists and toured Ireland, London and the US in 2012.