The Clearing
Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781854592811Publication Date:
10 Nov 1994
Size: 198mm x 130mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 96 pages ISBN: 9781780015200Publication Date:
5 Jan 2015
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First Staged:
Bush Theatre, London, 1993

The Clearing

By Helen Edmundson

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  • Winner of the John Whiting Award

A powerful play about the effects of Oliver Cromwell's military campaign in Ireland - a ruthless conquest whose folk memories still sit uncomfortably in the Irish psyche. Winner of the John Whiting Award for Drama.

In the 17th century Cromwell moved English troops into a war-weary Ireland, forcing the local inhabitants onto barren land as the English gentry took over their homes. The cruelty of this racial persecution is brought into sharp focus through the tragic love of an Englishman for a local Irish woman.

Helen Edmundson's play The Clearing was first performed at the Bush Theatre, London, in November 1993.

Press Quotes

'Does for 17th-century Anglo-Irish history what Arthur Miller did for 17th-century New England history'

Sunday Times

'A finely written play, full of sharp observation'

Independent on Sunday
Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781854592811Publication Date:
10 Nov 1994
Size: 198mm x 130mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 96 pages ISBN: 9781780015200Publication Date:
5 Jan 2015
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Helen Edmundson:

Mother Teresa is Dead
Queen Anne
The Mill on the Floss (stage version)
Life is a Dream
Swallows and Amazons (stage version)
Gone to Earth (stage version)
Thérèse Raquin (stage version)
Mary Shelley
War and Peace (stage version)
Coram Boy (stage version)
Anna Karenina (stage version)
The Heresy of Love
Orestes
Small Island (stage version)

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