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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)

Paperback, 96 pages
Published August 15th 2001 by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama
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Saw it performed. Very powerful, to the point that it's difficult to watch without a queasy stomach. Truly heartbreaking.
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Tom Murphy (born 1935) is an Irish dramatist who has worked closely with the Abbey Theatre in Dublin and with Druid Theatre, Galway. Born in Tuam, County Galway, Ireland, he currently lives in Dublin.
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