Enda Walsh - Plays Two

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The second collection of plays from the multi-award-winning Irish playwright.

This volume of remarkable plays charts the development of one of the most strikingly original playwrights in contemporary theatre.

It collects together four full-length plays – three of which were produced by Galway's Druid Theatre Company, three of which were performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, and two of which transferred to London's National Theatre – along with two fascinating short plays and a Foreword by the author.

<i>The Walworth Farce</i> (2006) is a madcap yet tender play about what can happen when we become stuck in the stories we tell about our lives.

<i>The New Electric Ballroom</i> (2008) is a dark, glitter-dusted fable of the emotionally stultifying effects of small-town life.

In a savage and riveting take on the classic Greek myth of Odysseus's wife, <i>Penelope</i> (2010) sees four ridiculous men facing their inevitable deaths, and playing for an unwinnable love.

<i>Ballyturk</i> (2014) saw Walsh reuniting with actor Cillian Murphy after <i>Disco Pigs</i> and <i>Misterman</i> for a jaw-droppingly physical play in which the lives of two men unravel over the course of ninety minutes.

Also included in this volume are two short plays, <i>My Friend Duplicity</i> (2010), which went on to inspire <i>Ballyturk</i>, and <i>Room 303</i> (2011).

'One of the most fiercely individual voices in the theatre today' <i>New York Times</i>

'Enda Walsh makes his own distinctive stage music in the fury of his writing talent and the irresistible surge of his blatant theatricality' <i>Independent</i>

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