Brownbread: And, War

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Penguin, 1994 - Drama - 215 pages
From novelist and screenwriter Roddy Doyle come these two colorful plays. both set in the North Dublin suburb of Barrytown. In Brownbread, three young men kidnap a bishop but soon come to realize--when the U.S. Marines invade--that their brilliant adventure is nothing more than a colossal mistake. War is set at the Hiker's Rest, a pub where two trivia addicts meet every month to answer questions posed by Denis trhe quizmaster who hates wrong answers and shoots to kill. These earthy, exuberant works show why The New York Times Book Review says Doyle's "versatility and brio...may shock the neighbors, but...you can't take your eyes off him."
 

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Contents

Act One
7
PART TWO
32
Act Two
47
PART TWO
71
War
95
Act One
99
SCENE TWO THE KITCHEN
115
SCENE THREE THE QUIZ
121
SCENE FIVE THE QUIZ
140
SCENE SIX THE KITCHEN
153
SCENE SEVEN THE QUIZ
156
Act Two
167
SCENE TWO THE KITCHEN
185
SCENE THREE THE QUIZ
193
SCENE FOUR THE KITCHEN
203
SCENE FIVE THE QUIZ
208

SCENE FOUR THE KITCHEN
131

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About the author (1994)

Roddy Doyle is an internationally bestselling writer. His first three novels--The Commitments, The Snapper, and the 1991 Booker Prize finalist The Van--are known as The Barrytown Trilogy. He is also the author of the novels Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha (1993 Booker Prize winner), The Woman Who Walked into Doors, and A Star Called Henry, and a non-fiction book about his parents, Rory & Ita. Doyle has also written for the stage and the screen: the plays Brownbread, War, Guess Who's Coming for the Dinner, and The Woman Who Walked Into Doors; the film adaptations of The Commitments )as co-writer), The Snapper, and The Van; When Brendan Met Trudy (an original screenplay); the four-part television series Family for the BBC; and the television play Hell for Leather. Roddy Doyle has also written the children's books The Giggler Treatment, Rover Saves Christmas, and The Meanwhile Adventures and contributed to a variety of publications including The New Yorker magazine and several anthologies. He lives in Dublin.

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