Martin McDonagh


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

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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: 4.21 · 23,253 ratings · 1,368 reviews · 17 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Pillowman

4.35 avg rating — 10,598 ratings — published 2003 — 11 editions
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The Beauty Queen of Leenane...

4.19 avg rating — 2,495 ratings — published 1998 — 6 editions
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The Cripple of Inishmaan

4.09 avg rating — 2,420 ratings — published 1997 — 14 editions
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The Lieutenant of Inishmore

4.21 avg rating — 2,300 ratings — published 2001 — 16 editions
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The Beauty Queen of Leenane

4.08 avg rating — 1,749 ratings — published 1996 — 15 editions
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The Lonesome West

4.03 avg rating — 724 ratings — published 1997 — 12 editions
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In Bruges

4.41 avg rating — 478 ratings — published 2008 — 4 editions
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A Behanding in Spokane

3.79 avg rating — 699 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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A Skull in Connemara - Acti...

3.80 avg rating — 572 ratings — published 1997 — 6 editions
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Hangmen

4.05 avg rating — 534 ratings — published 2015 — 8 editions
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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

“It isn't about being or not being dead, it's about what you leave behind”
martin mcdonagh, The Pillowman
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“I used to love you very much.”
Martin McDonagh, The Pillowman

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