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The Sanctuary Lamp

by TOM MURPHY|

August 15, 2001

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The Sanctuary Lamp is set in a church. "Murphy, in the best traditions of Bunuel, takes a hallowed institution and populates it with social misfits who desecrate every convention in both thought and action?Murphy's savage indignation is unbearably true?" (Irish Times)read more

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Providing expert insight into the ways the nation's metropolitan areas are changing, this book explores the land use issues that affect quality of life and makes recommendations for reducing sprawl and dependence on cars, encouraging sustainability, investing in infrastructure, and…read more

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All too often, communities paralyze themselves because they do not believe that they have the resources to initiate change—and therefore they do not even try. The case studies in Reaching for the Future: Creative Finance for Smaller Communities illustrate how communities have used and…read more

Famine

by TOM MURPHY|

August 15, 2001

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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…read more

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"The most distinctive, the most restless, the most obsessive imagination at work in the Irish theatre today" Brian Friel Modelled on Oliver Goldsmith's classic novel The Vicar of Wakefield, Murphy builds a comedy peopled with thieves, pimps, bawds, lechers and imposters who will prey on innocence…read more

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Brigit I'd like it to be perfect . . . Beautiful . . . The statue . . . Unbeatable? . . . I'd like it to be what I feel . . . And I don't know what that is. Set in the 1950s, Brigit , a prequel to Murphy's critically-acclaimed Bailegangaire (1985), tells the story of Mommo and Séamus, grandparents…read more

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Claire—the sister of the “boy who one day woke up with a bunny on his head”—discovers that she too has a strange new condition: When she looks in the mirror, there is a gator in her hair! What is she to do? Panic? Run to Mother? Or, like her brother, learn to enjoy her new…read more

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The Wake

by TOM MURPHY|

September 15, 1998

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"The most distinctive, the most restless, the most obsessive imagination at work in the Irish theatre today" Brian Friel The Wake recounts the story of a woman, returning from the USA to her home town in Ireland. As her family learn of her years as a prostitute, she learns their attitudes and…read more

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Murphy Plays: 5 brings together four of the authors recent works: The Wake, Too Late for Logic, The House, and Alice Trilogy. The Wake recounts the story of a woman, returning from the USA to her home town in Ireland. As her family learn of her years as a prostitute, she finds the drewam of her…read more

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The second collection of plays by "The most distinctive, the most restless, the most obsessive imagination at work in the Irish theatre today" Brian Friel In Conversations on a Homecoming, Michael returns from America to Ireland for a long-awaited reunion with his drinking companions: "A bilious…read more

She Stoops To Folly

by Tom Murphy|

February 3, 2014

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"The most distinctive, the most restless, the most obsessive imagination at work in the Irish theatre today" Brian Friel Modelled on Oliver Goldsmith's classic novel The Vicar of Wakefield, Murphy builds a comedy peopled with thieves, pimps, bawds, lechers and imposters who will prey on innocence…read more