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The Steward of Christendom (Dunne Family)

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The fifth play in a cycle of plays about the author's Irish family, THE STEWARD OF CHRISTENDOM is a freely imagined portrait of the author's great-grandfather, Thomas Dunne, the last Chief Superintendent of the Dublin Metropolitan Police, an organization devoted to the British crown but then disbanded after the Irish war of independence of the 1920s. Considered by some to ...more
Paperback, 65 pages
Published March 1st 1996 by Heinemann Educational Books (first published 1995)
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Dec 28, 2013 Linda rated it it was amazing
I didn't actually read this book, but did something even better. I saw it performed word-for-beautiful-word by a superb cast led by Brian Dennehy. I've read every one of Barry's books and count him among my favorite authors. I even took a side trip in Ireland to visit Sligo because of him. This play is all about the family patriarch and Ireland's "troubles." I KNEW this character since he appears in the many Dunne stories, and what a treat to hear his words come out of the mouth of Dennehy. We ...more
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I read it for my Irish lit paper, thought it was alright, kinda just rushed through it. the parent child relationship is endearing, an symbol for Ireland and its people, or the obligations and duties that Ireland owes to its people... Ireland as the old parent in need of care, or Ireland as the young parent who has obligations to its children and has disappointed them and let them down.
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Sebastian Barry is an Irish playwright, novelist and poet. He is noted for his dense literary writing style and is considered one of Ireland's finest writers

Barry's literary career began in poetry before he began writing plays and novels. In recent years his fiction writing has surpassed his work in the theatre in terms of success, having once been considered a playwright who wrote occasional nove
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