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The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh
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Sep 22, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: plays, contemporary-fiction

I think Martin McDonagh is probably the most interesting playwright in contemporary theater. He is now most primarily known for his excellent film In Bruges. I previously read The Beauty Queen of Leenane And Other Plays. The Pillowman gained a lot of attention in 2005 when it opened on Broadway. I finally got a copy of it and read it. I think two defining traits of McDonagh are his excellent dialogue and violence. It is a black comedy, like much of his work that focuses on life and art, fact and illusion, as well as politics, society and creativity. I am equally interesting in seeing/reading A Behanding In Spokane.
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