Famine

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Bloomsbury Academic, Aug 15, 2001 - Drama - 96 pages

Famine portrays the Great Hunger of the Irish in 1840s, with fresh pathos and insight. "The macabre business of blight and death, of wakes and murder, of poisoned love and lost hope, and the scandal of an emigration policy that was in effect one of transportation...are some of the modern Irish theatre's most powerful and poetic scenes." (Observer)

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About the author (2001)

Tom Murphy's work includes A Whistle in the Dark, Famine, The Morning After Optimism, The Sanctuary Lamp, Conversations on a Homecomnig, The Gigli Concert, Bailegangaire, Too Late for Logic, She Stoop s to Folly and The Wake. His career has been markedly associated with the Irish National Theatre (th e Abbey Theatre). He was born in Tuam, Co. Galway. He lives in Dublin.

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