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by Martin McDonagh

While still in his twenties, the Anglo-Irish playwright Martin McDonagh has filled houses in New York and London, been showered with the theatre world's most prestigious accolades, and electrified audiences with his cunningly crafted and outrageous tragicomedies. With echoes of Stoppard and Kafka, his latest drama, The Pillowman, is the viciously funny and seriously disturbing tale of a writer in an unnamed totalitarian state who is interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a number of child-murders occurring in his town.
Download The Pillowman - Acting Edition epub
ISBN: 0822221004
ISBN13: 978-0822221005
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Dramas & Plays
Author: Martin McDonagh
Language: English
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.; unknown edition (January 1, 2006)
Pages: 72 pages
ePUB size: 1570 kb
FB2 size: 1990 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 225
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This is one of the best plays I have ever read. Make sure to have time to read this all in one sitting, because you will not be able to put it down! Martin McDonagh is a genius, and I also recommend his other plays and films.
I guess i did the reverse of "Burying the lead" there. ("Leading the bury?") This play is a piece of peerless brilliance. I'm buying it today, to read and memorise.

I saw it twice (in the same, final day) at Stage West, in Fort Worth, Texas. I can tell that the brilliance of the play is more than the greatness of the cast/crew/director - and that is higher praise than i can generally allow myself to give.

Emotional, hysterical, terrifying - to list the adjectives would break the spine of a dozen thesauri - and do no good whatsoever.

Read it, or better yet - go see it, if possible. The change it made in me was a profound improvement.

(Sorry if i lay the praise on thick, it is well earned.)
I thank Mr. McDonagh, and the brilliant ensemble [ stagewest . org ] for the best day i've had in years.

-Keith Hale-
An incredible play. Moving, and amazingly well written.
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Weird but interesting. A fresh read that makes you more than a little creeped out.
Had to read it for World Lit. Usually I hate reading classes but I *loved* this play. It's an easy read. Highly recommend it.
This is the most incredible thing I've ever read. Once you finish it, I can guarantee you won't forget it. An amazing tale about art and its role.
Great, brilliant play.
"The Pillowman" keeps surprising the audience, but without the plot feeling contrived. This is essentially a story about stories, and the stories McDonagh tells are beautiful, if also profoundly disturbing. This play makes a wonderful read, and is also a wonderful vehicle for talented actors.