Conor McPherson Plays: Three
Paperback, 392 pages ISBN: 9781848422094Publication Date:
18 Apr 2013
Size: 198mm x 129mm£14.99 £11.99You save £3.00 (20%)
EPUB, 240 pages ISBN: 9781780012315Publication Date:
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Conor McPherson Plays: Three

By Conor McPherson

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This volume of Conor McPherson's collected plays, covering a decade of writing, celebrates a fascination with the uncanny which has led him to be described as 'quite possibly the finest playwright of his generation' (New York Times).

In Shining City, a man seeks help from a counsellor, claiming to have seen the ghost of his dead wife. The play, premiered at the Royal Court, London, is 'up there with The Weir, moving, compassionate, ingenious and absolutely gripping' (Daily Telegraph).

The Seafarer, premiered at the National Theatre before going on to become a Tony Award-winning Broadway hit, tells the story of an extended Christmas Eve card game, but one played for the highest stakes possible. 'McPherson proves yet again he is both a born yarn-spinner and an acute analyst of the melancholy Irish manhood' (Guardian)

Set in 'the big house' in 1820s rural Ireland, The Veil is McPherson's first period play. Seventeen-year-old Hannah is to be married off in order to settle the debts of the crumbling estate. But when Reverend Berkeley arrives, determined to orchestrate a séance, chaos is unleased. 'A cracking fireside tale of haunting and decay' (The Times)

The Birds, hauntingly adapted from the short story by Daphne du Maurier, is 'deliciously chilling, claustrophobic, questioning, frightening; and with a twist' (Irish Independent). It is published here for the first time, as is The Dance of Death, a new version of Strindberg's classic, which premiered at the Trafalgar Studios in London. 'A spectacularly bleak yet curiously bracing drama that often makes you laugh out loud' (Daily Telegraph).

Completing the volume is a Foreword by the author.

Blog Entry: Conor McPherson on the mysterious art of playwriting. 'The best plays come in a flash. An image, a feeling, and that's it. You know these ideas because they're the undeniable ones that won't let go...' Read on >>

Paperback, 392 pages ISBN: 9781848422094Publication Date:
18 Apr 2013
Size: 198mm x 129mm£14.99 £11.99You save £3.00 (20%)
EPUB, 240 pages ISBN: 9781780012315Publication Date:
12 Sep 2013
£14.99 £11.99You save £3.00 (20%)

Also by Conor McPherson:

Conor McPherson Plays: One
The Good Thief
Port Authority
Come On Over
Dublin Carol
The Seafarer
Girl from the North Country
Conor McPherson Plays: Two
The Birds (stage version)
The Dance of Death
Rum and Vodka
The Weir
This Lime Tree Bower
The Veil
The Nest
The Night Alive
Shining City
St Nicholas

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