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The Weir

Author: Conor McPherson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848423077

Category: Detective and mystery plays

Page: 72

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A classic chiller by a great Irish playwright, published alongside its revival at the Donmar Warehouse. In Brendan’s pub, isolated above the town, the men are gathering for their daily pint. The arrival of a stranger in their midst – a woman - spurs them to impress her with stories. They are stories of souls past and of spirits very much present. But one story is more chilling and more real than any of the men could have foreseen. On its première in 1997, The Weir won the Evening Standard, Critics’ Circle and Olivier award for Best New Play, and established McPherson’s place as one of our greatest living playwrights. Josie Rourke’s production marks the first major British revival of this undoubted modern classic.

The Night Alive

Author: Conor McPherson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848423367

Category: English drama

Page: 92

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An inimitably warm and stylish play that deftly mines the humanity to be found in the most unlikely of situations. Tommy's not a bad man, he's getting by. Renting a run-down room in his uncle Maurice's house, just about keeping his ex-wife and kids at arm's length and rolling from one get-rich-quick scheme to the other with his pal Doc. Then one day he comes to the aid of Aimee, who's not had it easy herself, struggling through life the only way she knows how. Their past won't let go easily. But together there's a glimmer of hope they could make something more of their lives. Something extraordinary. Perhaps. The Night Alive premiered at the Donmar Warehouse, London, in June 2013, before transferring to the Atlantic Theater in New York. It was named Best New Play at the New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards 2014.

Plays, Two

Author: Conor McPherson

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9781854597779

Category: Ireland

Page: 220

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The second collection of plays from the multi-award winning author. Contains: The Weir, Dublin Carol, Port Authority and Come On Over, with an Afterword and in-depth interview with the author.

Dublin Carol

Author: Conor McPherson

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9781854594556

Category: Christmas

Page: 52

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A magical, compelling play from the author of The Weir. Present day Dublin. Christmas Eve. Undertaker John Plunkett is sharing memories of funerals over the years and dispensing advice to his young assistant. But the arrival of his daughter Mary – estranged, grown-up – shows him the time has come to face up to his own disastrous past. Otherwise, he will never be able to create some kind of truce with his fear of the future.

Bracken Moor

Author: Alexi Kaye Campbell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848423329

Category: Drama

Page: 92

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A haunting and atmospheric play that explores themes of loss, friendship and the ties that bind us together.


Author: George C. Chesbro

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 150400955X

Category: Fiction

Page: 213

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A psychic ex–CIA agent finds himself entangled in a conspiracy and hunted by a killer in this wild adventure from the author of the Mongo Mysteries. After a brain infection at birth almost killed him, Veil Kendry developed a unique power: His vivid dreams can transport him to the edges of time and to the minds of other men. A Vietnam veteran, martial arts instructor, and former CIA agent, Veil now makes a living painting landscapes unlike anything anyone has ever seen. The highly regarded Institute for Human Studies has invited Veil to undergo a battery of tests at their Big Sur facility to better understand his abilities as an artist. Although Veil is game for anything, nothing can prepare him for the secrets hidden behind the walls of the institute—or the ensuing fight to stay alive. Veil is the 1st book in the Veil Kendry Suspense Novels, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Shining City

Author: Conor McPherson

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9781854598196

Category: Death

Page: 65

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Shining City has been an unqualified critical success and quite possibly Conor McPherson's finest work. In Dublin, a man seeks help from a counselor, claiming to have seen the ghost of his recently deceased wife. But what begins as just an unusual encounter becomes a struggle between the living and dead--a struggle that will shape and define both men for the rest of their lives. Also included here is the one-act, Come on Over, about a Jesuit priest sent to investigate a "miracle" in his hometown, where he re-encounters the woman who loved him 30 years before. Conor McPherson was born in Dublin, Ireland, where he still lives. His plays include This Lime Tree Bower, St. Nicholas, The Weir, Port Authority and Dublin Carol.

Port Authority

Author: Conor McPherson

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9781854598769

Category: Dublin (Ireland)

Page: 56

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Like so many of the great Irish authors, McPherson's writing has a beautiful, lyrical quality and the characters he creates are not easily forgotten. Once again, he explores the heart and psyche of the common man in these three interconnected monologues. The young man who is desperate to move out of his parent's house once and for all; the middle-aged man, a borderline alcoholic and serial loser who has landed a job he's not qualified for; and the old man, a sprightly widower who tries to make the most of his mundane retirement home existence. Set against a backdrop of contemporary Dublin--these three different generations are vastly different yet all three share a common concern about lost love--and their own part in losing it. The power of these three interlocking stories grows gradually into one incisive portrait of Dublin life, in a play that is hilarious in its detail and moving in its portrait of ordinary lives. Conor McPherson was born in 1971 in Dublin. He is best known forThe Weir which ran in London's West End for 18 months as well as a lengthy Broadway run. He has won the Laurence Olivier, Critics Circle, Evening Standard, Meyer-Whitworth, Stewart Parker and George Devine awards. FollowingI Went Down (1998), his second film,Saltwater, which he directed himself, recently opened in London. Also available by Conor McPherson: The Weir and Other Plays PB $15.95 1-55936-167-0 * USA Dublin Carol PB $11.95 1-55936-185-9 * USA



Author: Conor McPherson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848422094

Category: Ireland

Page: 376

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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.


Author: Jez Butterworth

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 9780822216612

Category: Drama

Page: 79

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THE STORY: Silver Johnny is the new singing sensation, straight out of a low-life Soho clubland bar in 1958. His success could be the big break for two dead-end workers in the bar, if they play their cards right and trust the owner of the place to

The Nest

Author: Franz Xaver Kroetz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848426061


Page: 64

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Parents-to-be Kurt and Martha just want the best for their baby. They're not afraid of hard work - the latest buggy doesn't come cheap. But when Kurt's boss offers him a chance to make some easy money with a mysterious side job, his rashness catches up with him. A fable about the moral and environmental cost of our materialistic nesting instincts, Conor McPherson's powerful new version of Franz Xaver Kroetz's Das Nest premiered at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast, in 2016 and the Young Vic, London, directed by Ian Rickson.

Plays One

Author: Conor McPherson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848422216

Category: English drama

Page: 192

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Four plays from the author of The Weir, with a foreword by the author. The plays in this volume – three monologues and a three-hander – were all written while Conor McPherson was in his twenties. This Lime Tree Bower St Nicholas Rum and Vodka The Good Thief Revised edition with new Foreword by the author.

The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner

Author: James Hogg

Publisher: N.A



Page: 390

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Considered in turn a Gothic novel, a psychological case study of an unreliable narrator, and an examination of totalitarian thought, the ultimately unclassifiable novel is set in a pseudo-Christian world of angels, devils, and demonic possession. It has been the subject of increasing critical attention in recent years, and has received wide acclaim for its probing quest into the nature of religious fanaticism and Calvinist predestination. It is written in English, with Scots appearing mainly in dialogue.

The Seafarer

Author: Conor McPherson

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822222842

Category: Drama

Page: 80

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THE STORY: THE SEAFARER is a chilling new play about the sea, Ireland, and the power of myth. It's Christmas Eve, and Sharky has returned to Dublin to look after his irascible, aging brother who's recently gone blind. Old drinking buddies Ivan and


Author: Annie Baker

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 9781559365291

Category: Drama

Page: 160

View: 2566

A haunting and quietly devastating new play by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Flick."

King Charles III

Author: Mike Bartlett

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 0822232383

Category: Drama

Page: 55

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THE STORY: The Queen is dead: After a lifetime of waiting, the prince ascends the throne. A future of power. But how to rule? Mike Bartlett’s controversial play explores the people beneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of our democracy, and the conscience of Britain’s most famous family.

The Unexpected Man

Author: Yasmina Reza,Christopher Hampton

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822217930

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 35

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THE STORY: Two strangers on a train. One is a famous author, the other a great admirer of his. Will she have the nerve to bring his latest book out of her bag and read it? Or better yet, will she have the nerve to speak to him? In searching monolog

Her Naked Skin

Author: Rebecca Lenkiewicz

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571319106

Category: Drama

Page: 112

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Love is just fear I suppose. Masquerading as a fever. Then you explore each other and suddenly you have licence to become totally pedestrian. And ultimately abusive. Militancy in the Suffragette Movement is at its height. Thousands of women of all classes serve time in Holloway Prison in their fight to gain the vote. Amongst them is Lady Celia Cain who feels trapped by both the policies of the day and the shackles of a frustrating marriage. Inside, she meets a young seamstress, Eve Douglas, and her life spirals into an erotic but dangerous chaos. London 1913. A crucial moment when, with emancipation almost in sight, women refuse to let the establishment stand in their way. Rebecca Lenkiewicz's Her Naked Skin premiered at the National Theatre, London, in July 2008.

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