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The Pillowman

The Pillowman

A Play

Martin McDonagh

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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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.

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Praise for The Pillowman

“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

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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.

Martin McDonagh

Martin McDonagh

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