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The Pillowman

Martin McDonagh

The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh evokes a powerful dystopian world, where a totalitarian state is interrogating a writer about the gruesome content of his short stories.

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£9.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571220328
Date Published
20.11.2003
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Summary

A writer in a totalitarian state is interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a number of child-murders that are happening in his town.

‘Sometimes you don’t even know what you’ve been craving until the real thing comes along.’ New York Times

‘McDonagh is more than just a very clever theatrical stylist. His tricks and turns have a purpose. They are bridges over a deep pit of sympathy and sorrow, illuminated by a tragic vision of stunted and frustrated lives.’ Fintan O’Toole, Irish Times

Martin McDonagh’s searingly brilliant new play premières at the National Theatre, London in November 2003.

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Martin McDonagh’s first play, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, was nominated for six Tony awards, of which it won four, and the Laurence Olivier Award. In 2003, his play The Pillowman had its world premiere at the National Theatre, London, and received the 2004 Olivier Award. In 2006, Martin McDonagh won an Oscar for his short film Six Shooter. In…

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