Martin McDonagh





Martin McDonagh

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born
in Camberwell, London, The United Kingdom
March 26, 1970

gender
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While still in his twenties, the Anglo-Irish playwright Martin McDonagh filled houses in New York and London, was showered with the theatre world's most prestigious accolades, and electrified audiences with his cunningly crafted and outrageous tragicomedies.


Average rating: 4.28 · 9,447 ratings · 524 reviews · 16 distinct works · Similar authors
The Pillowman
4.43 of 5 stars 4.43 avg rating — 4,639 ratings — published 2003 — 7 editions
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The Beauty Queen of Leenane...
4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 1,200 ratings — published 1998
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The Cripple of Inishmaan
4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 1,071 ratings — published 1997 — 11 editions
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The Lieutenant of Inishmore
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 990 ratings — published 2001 — 7 editions
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The Beauty Queen of Leenane
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 693 ratings — published 1996 — 8 editions
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The Lonesome West
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 293 ratings — published 1997 — 4 editions
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A Skull in Connemara - Acti...
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 208 ratings — published 1997 — 2 editions
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In Bruges: A Screenplay
4.57 of 5 stars 4.57 avg rating — 162 ratings — published 2008 — 2 editions
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A Behanding in Spokane
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 188 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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Plays 1: The Beauty Queen o...
4.47 of 5 stars 4.47 avg rating — 72 ratings — published 1999
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“I suppose I walk that line between comedy and cruelty because I think one illuminates the other. We're all cruel, aren't we? We are all extreme in one way or another at times and that's what drama, since the Greeks, has dealt with. I hope the overall view isn't just that though, or I've failed in my writing. There have to be moments when you glimpse something decent, something life-affirming even in the most twisted character. That's where the real art lies.”
Martin McDonagh

“I used to love you very much.”
Martin McDonagh, The Pillowman

To Pussy
(1981-1995)”
Martin McDonagh, The Lieutenant of Inishmore

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