The Hostage

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Publisher Description

An essential text in the development of modern British drama







First staged by Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop company at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East, London, in 1958, The Hostage is a play about a Cockney soldier held as a hostage in a Dublin lodging house in exchange for an IRA man who is to be hanged in Belfast. Civic Guards accidentally shoot him in a raid on the house. It is a witty and often profound comment on Anglo-Irish relationships and on the Irish themselves. This is Behan's best-known and most popular play and a classic of the modern stage.A magnificent entertainment which "crowds in tragedy and comedy, bitterness and love, caricature and portrayal, ribaldry and eloquence, patriotism and cynicism..." (Harold Hobson, The Times)

GENRE
Arts & Entertainment
RELEASED
2014
October 10
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
128
Pages
PUBLISHER
Methuen Drama
SELLER
Bookwire Gesellschaft zum Vertrieb digitaler Medien mbH
SIZE
6.6
MB

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