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by Martin McDonagh


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In June of 2006 I saw the Broadway production of "The Lieutenant of Inishmore.

In June of 2006 I saw the Broadway production of "The Lieutenant of Inishmore. The eight character play has more blood and gore overwhelming the stage than any play I have ever seen. After the intermission the stage was littered with dismembered body parts and blood splashed over everything.

McDonagh has a distinctive voice that some write off as Tarantino-esque, but that I see as a cross between Tarantino, the Coen Brothers, and a whole lot of blunt, macabre, no-nonsense McDonagh

Shelves: plays, own, read-with-nehal, irish, 2017, humor-satire. This is probably McDonagh's most absurd work, which is saying something. McDonagh has a distinctive voice that some write off as Tarantino-esque, but that I see as a cross between Tarantino, the Coen Brothers, and a whole lot of blunt, macabre, no-nonsense McDonagh. The ear for his regional dialects and appreciation of not only storytelling but the rhythms of conversation, make McDonagh's plays and films into purely entertaining, but not always enlightening, experiences.

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The Lieutenant of Inishmore is a black comedy by Martin McDonagh, in which the 'mad' leader of an Irish National Liberation Army splinter group discovers that his cat has been killed. It has been produced twice in the West End and on Broadway, where it received a Tony Award nomination for Best Play. The story is set in Ireland in 1993.

Martin McDonagh has won various prizes for his plays including: The .

Martin McDonagh has won various prizes for his plays including: The Laurence Olivier Award, Evening Standard Award, and Tony Award 'Martin McDonagh is both a powerful writer of staying power and an individual talent within a powerful tradition His is a voice you will want to hear again. Martin McDonagh's first play The Beauty Queen of Leenane was nominated for six Tony awards, of which it won four, and the Laurence Olivier Award. In its horror and hilarity, it works as an act of both revenge and repair, turning the tables on grief and goonery, and forcing the audience to think about the unthinkable.

with explicit brutal actino and. lines which sing with grace and wit' Observer Who knocked Mad Padraic's cat over on a lonely road on the island of Inishmore and was it an accident?

The Lieutenant of Inishmore is a brilliant satire on terrorism, a powerful corrective to the beautification of violence in. .

The Lieutenant of Inishmore is a brilliant satire on terrorism, a powerful corrective to the beautification of violence in contemporary culture, and a hilarious farce. It premiered at the RSC's The Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon, in May 2001. In 2006, Martin McDonagh won an Oscar for his short film Six Shooter, and in 2008 his film In Bruges was a critical and popular hit. Библиографические данные. The Lieutenant of Inishmore.

Martin McDonagh's first play The Beauty Queen of Leenane was nominated for six Tony awards, of which it won four, and the Laurence Olivier Award. Country of Publication.

A farcical look at political violence as it's played out during The Troubles in Northern Ireland against the drab backdrop of a bare, rustic Irish cottage and unending boredom in an inhospitable environment in which a mutilated cat sets off a murderous cycle of revenge.

The second play in Martin McDonaghâ?s dramatic trilogy, it is a wildly funny and gruesome portrayal of an Irish terrorist who is numb to the feelings of his victims, but yet completely attached to and sentimental about his pet cat. The cat is reported dead when Padriac is away bombing civilian targets in Northern Ireland as a one-man splinter group and his family and friends in Inishmore desperately try to conceal the cat's death and what caused it before he returns.

 

 

 

Comments: (7)

Gardagar
In June of 2006 I saw the Broadway production of "The Lieutenant of Inishmore." The eight character play has more blood and gore overwhelming the stage than any play I have ever seen. After the intermission the stage was littered with dismembered body parts and blood splashed over everything.
In this black comedy the words black (more violent) and comedy (more farcical) take on new meanings. The dialogue in the play, funny and inane, is right out of the theater of the absurd or theater of the ridiculous.
The characters in this play are dimwits, off-the-wall nutcases. Donny, for example admits to trampling on his Mam. His son Padriac, the self-anointed lieutenant, a certifiable homicidal psychopath who cares more for his cat Wee Thomas than he does any human being, reminds his father "There's no statute of limitations on Mam trampling." The play is full of surprises, shocks to the system, ironic twists, and over the edge humor. The ending is a master stroke.
Padriac has to form a terrorist splinter group because he is too violent for the IRA. He is betrayed by his former terrorist brethren who act like the Three Stooges. One girl, Mairead, entertains herself by shooting out the eyes of cows.
In a black comedy piece in Scene Two Padriac is torturing a man he has trussed up and has hanging upside down by his feet. Listen to him and other characters as they are about to be tortured or killed and you hear stubbornness, and a stupid bent to infuriate and aggravate their executioner/torturer.
The two characters who open the play, Donny and Davey, are two clowns performing a vaudeville act. They are incredibly dumb, and their dialogue is full of non sequiturs.
McDonagh has said that making audiences uncomfortable, getting them wriggling in their seats is his goal, and he achieves it here. Squirming in their seats would be more like it. The audience is saying, "Oh, no he wouldn't push the envelope that far, gross out that much, and that's exactly what he does.
See my Amazon reviews of "The Cripple of Inishmaan," "The Beauty Queen of Leenane," and "In Bruges" for my comments on McDonagh's blood and gore, his violence, black humor, irony, and links to the theater of the absurd.
Gaeuney
With the Tony nomination for Best Play this year, there might be some renewed interest in buying this book (the most recent review on this site was in 2003). This is laugh-out-loud funny stuff, and well worth reading. While "existentialist" may be a bit pretentious, this play deals with absurdity and futility in an atmosphere of constant violence and death. That McDonagh can make this material so funny is a tribute to his gift. This play I believe is a companion piece to McDonagh's Oscar-winning short film Six Shooter (available for download on iTunes), which deals with some of the same subjects, and also reserves its only tenderness for pets. I can see why people make the Tarantino comparison, but I see Tarantino as more of a stylist who sets out intricate time sequences and is less concerned about traditional narrative structures. McDonagh, by comparison, is very much into formal plot devices and structure.

Definitely not for those who don't enjoy black humor. For those who enjoyed The Pillowman (on Broadway last year), this one is an earlier play and doesn't have nearly the creativity and ambition of Pillowman. But it is still very well worthwhile, and a lot of fun.
Fawrindhga
I am a huge Martin McDonagh fan to begin with. I saw this play on Broadway in New York City. It was a riot! I will not spoil anything for anyone who has not read or seen it, but needless to say, the last scene of the play is worth the entire ride. To see this published in a Student Edition does my heart proud. Martin McDonagh deserves the attention he receives. I have produced/directed his "The Cripple of Inishmaan" and just recently saw "A Behanding In Spokane". A new playwright worth looking into.
Shalizel
Interesting read, dark humor, mystery, murder and intrigue.
BeatHoWin
McDonagh's plays are always amazing - but if you are looking for one that is more kinetic then the rest, this is it.

I've read all of McDonagh's plays and this one lives up to the rest. It's hard to give anything of his anything less than a 5 out of 5. Instead I am inclined only to give some of them a 6 or seven out of 5. Personally I think that McDonagh has raised the bar for all modern play-writes.
Tyler Is Not Here
Best play ever. Laughs are throughout and I mean belly laughs, y'all. Enjoy!
Keramar
We saw this at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. This is a brilliant, crazy black comedy - one of the best plays I've seen in many years of theater-going.
Brilliant. Difficult. Challenging technically. I'm playing Donny in January. Love it. Working on the dialect.
The Lieutenant of Inishmore - Acting Edition download epub
Dramas & Plays
Author: Martin McDonagh
ISBN: 0822219344
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Dramas & Plays
Language: English
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc. (January 1, 2003)
Pages: 72 pages