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5.0 out of 5 stars The Beauty Queen of Leenane, 14 May 2004
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Kelly Brown (Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
This play is exeptional. Written by Martin McDonagh. I have seen this play performed but reading it really brings home the terrifying character of Mag and her non stop demand for attention from her daughter. I have studied women in Irish theatre for my degree and this is one play that I will never forget.
Set in the mountains of Connemara, The Beauty Queen of Leenane tells the darkly comic tale of Maureen Folan,a plain and lonely woman in her early 40s, and Mag, her manipulative ageing mother, whose interference in Maureen's first and possible final chance of a loving relationship set in motion a train of events that leads inexorably towards the play's terrifying denouement.
Amazing play, one of a series by Martin McDonagh.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Briliant Irish writing, 4 July 2014
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Neville Wortman (London UK) - See all my reviews
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A refreshing funny peculiarly Irish play Alan Ayckbourn has something of this style of dialogue. The action moves into sinister and dark areas of mind.
Our playgroup managed to lock into the accents marvellously because the writing has an accurate ear. The ending leaves many questions about people locked into narrow lives of country existence.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Utter genius, 25 Oct 2010
I have had the privelege to read a play that will undoubtedly go down in history as one of the best from this era. Martin McDonagh has created a play with everything: genuine humour, deep haunting messages,senseless violence and powerful characters. To not read this would be a crime and as long as you imagine the irish accents you will be blown away.
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5.0 out of 5 stars one of the most interesting plays i've read lately, 10 April 2009
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Beautiful language, mysterious atmosphere, the relationship between mother and daughter, the limits between sanity and crazyness... great play... one of my favourites i can say :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 9 Aug 2014
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