The Pillowman

The Pillowman

Book - 2003
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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.

Publisher: London ; New York : Faber and Faber, c2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780571220328
0571220320
Characteristics: 104 p. ; 21 cm

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Jul 22, 2015

One of my all-time favourite plays. Twists, mystery, gruesome tales, and interesting characters. I've never seen it performed live, but I'd happily read it again and again.

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