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a good read

Advantages: good plot, excellent contrast of characters
Disadvantages: irish slang sometimes hard to get!

this is another play i read and performed for my drama exam. I played the part of Rose in the opening scene. this is a funny, sad but heart warming play set in the back and beyond in a fictoinal town called Ballybeg. It tells the story of five sisters ...

meeeee4 28.07.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Dancing at Lughnasa - Brian Friel

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I'll Sell You This Play In 29 Words!

Advantages: Very clever and funny play with an excellent cast
Disadvantages: None!

...a play so much, that you decide to go back and see it all again the next day? Then book for the following Thursday too? That's what hubby and I did with Noises Off. We saw it in Cardiff last Friday and Saturday and are going to Mal ...

KarenUK 27.10.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Noises Off - Michael Frayn

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nazi attack

Advantages: poignancy
Disadvantages: few

This is the touching tale of a Jew boy who is persecuted. It is obviously meant as a comment on the second world war and was indeed written in 1958, but Frisch conceals identities and thinly veils references to the Nazis, making the play able to be perfor ...

lewiscrofts 17.07.2000 · Read full review

Review of Andorra - Max Frisch

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An excellent play

Advantages: Very Romantic
Disadvantages: A little predictable

...I really enjoyed reading this play, and I know it is well received by most literary critics. Thomas Keneally also thought it was excellent as he used it in his story about "The Playmaker." The play tells a story of love and romance. It is centred on t ...

robertjake 04.10.2000 · Read full review
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Review of The Recruiting Officer - George Farquhar

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First and last steps along the Golden Road

Advantages: Without equal
Disadvantages: Without sequel

“Are all poets liars?” “Ya, Hassan, but we tell excellent lies.” Some great works of art appear as part of a wave or movement, in the mainstream of their times. Others arrive with n ...

torr 03.03.2003 · Read full review
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Review of Hassan of Bagdad - James Elroy Flecker

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