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The Pillowman

A Play

Martin McDonagh

Faber & Faber

In The Pillowman, a comic yet horrific drama from one of Ireland's leading contemporary playwrights, a writer living in a totalitarian state is interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories—and their similarities to a number of child-murders that are happening in his town.

This play was first presented at London's National Theatre in November of 2003.

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Praise for The Pillowman

PRAISE FOR MARTIN MCDONAGH AND THE PILLOWMAN:

"McDonagh is destined to be one of the theatrical luminaries of the 21st century." --The New Republic

"Energizing . . . a blindingly bright black comedy." --Ben Brantley, The New York Times

"A complex tale about life and art, about fact and illusion, about politics, society, cruelty and creativity." --Alastair Macaulay, Financial Times

"Martin McDonagh, master of bad taste in black comedy’s cause and persistent enfant terrible, leaps towards maturity in this dazzling, disquieting nightmare of a play which makes up its own Grimm fairy-tales." --Nicholas de Jongh, Evening Standard

"A play of extraordinary power and stunning theatrical bravura." --Michael Coveney, Daily Mail

Reviews from Goodreads

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Martin McDonagh

  • Martin McDonagh is the author of six plays, including the Tony Award-nominated The Beauty Queen of Leenane.
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The Pillowman

A Play

Martin McDonagh

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