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on 22 October 2013
I love Irish writing, both novels and drama, especially Shaw, Wilde etc., and I am interested in the era of the Irish War of Independence - the Black & Tan war - and so on, so I thought it was time I read O'Casey's classic plays. I have to admit to being mildly disappointed. I was expecting more moving dialogue and a little more action. I didn't feel the squalour of 1920s Dublin from my reading of the plays. Perhaps these are plays which are not meant to be read but which depend on the skilful representation of the characters by actors, on the sets and costume etc. The only other play I have read which features Black & Tans was an advance copy I received of DJ Kelly's 3 act play 'Death of a Tan' and I found that much more moving with much sharper dialogue. Perhaps that was because it was based on a true story, however. If you enjoyed 'Shadow of a Gunman' though, keep a look out for 'Death of a Tan'.
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on 12 January 2012
as expected this is a good compilation of these classic plays
it is useful to see them together rather than each separately as it enables one to see the range and variety of work
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on 16 July 2015
A true classic collection. I bought this because I had mislaid a copy which I first bought over 30 years ago. The plays are as great as I remember them
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on 13 October 2014
Exactly what i need for my english GCSE. The condition is ok...
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on 14 September 2014
This item was as stated. Thank you for a pleasant transaction
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on 3 March 2009
Great and incisive and worth a read . If you are going to see these plays.
Then buy this book and refresh yourself with the penmanship of O'Casey
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on 15 November 2014
came in immaculate condition
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on 12 April 2015
Exactly as description.
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on 30 March 2016
Well done
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