Love in the Title: A Play

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S. French, 2000 - Drama - 52 pages
Full Length, Drama Characters: 3 female Exterior Set When Katie arrives in the field of Corcamore to paint a watercolor of the legendary stone of Clough E. Regan, she is accompanied by youthful versions of her mother and grandmother. Katie exists in the present while the others are in their own time. Their conversations companionable and hostile by turns reveal family history and its intricate relation to the wider story of Irish culture. Humorous discussions of social prejudice, religious fervor and perennial man trouble movingly evoke the mixture of nostalgia and progressiveness that characterized the twentieth century. Romantic [and] well written. There is a lovely understanding of human beings. Examiner Leonard is a master of the witty one liner [and] he has a ... gift for words with musical quality. News of the World An Irish play about Irish themes [that] speaks with a universal heart. Monterey Country Herald

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About the author (2000)

Playwright and journalist Hugh Leonard was born John Keyes Byrne on November 9, 1926. While working in the civil service during the 1950s, he started using the pseudonym Hugh Leonard because he feared his employers would frown on his writing. He wrote numerous plays during his lifetime including Stephen D., The Poker Session, The Patrick Pearse Motel, and Da, which was on Broadway for almost two years. Leonard earned a Tony Award in 1977 for Da. He wrote two autobiographies, Home Before Night (1979) and Out after Dark (1989); adapted numerous classic novels for British television, including Nicholas Nickleby and Wuthering Heights, and wrote The Curmudgeon column for the Sunday Independent. He died after a long illness on February 12, 2009 at the age of 82.

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