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Title:
The cripple of Inishmaan
Author:
McDonagh, Martin.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Vintage International, 1998.

©1997
Physical Description:
113 pages ; 21 cm
General Note:
"First Vintage International original"--T.p. verso.

"Originally published in Great Britain by Methuen Drama, a division of Random House UK Limited, London in 1997"--T.p. verso.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780375705236
Format :
Book

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Central Library PR6063.C377 C75 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

In 1934, the people of Inishmaan learn that the Hollywood director Robert Flaherty is coming to the neighboring island to film a documentary. No one is more excited than Cripple Billy, an unloved boy whose chief occupation has been grazing at cows and yearning for a girl who wants no part of him. For Billy is determined to cross the sea and audition for the Yank. And as news of his audacity ripples through his rumor-starved community, The Cripple of Inishmaan becomes a merciless portrayal of a world so comically cramped and mean-spirited that hope is an affront to its order.


Author Notes

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, McDonagh won an Oscar for his short film Six Shooter . In 2009, In Bruges won a BAFTA for best original screenplay. His most recent works include In Bruges , A Behanding in Spokane, and Seven Psychopaths.


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