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Disco Pigs and Sucking Dublin (Nick Hern Books) Paperback – January 1, 1998

ISBN-13: 978-1854593986 ISBN-10: 1854593986

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  • Series: Nick Hern Books
  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Nick Hern Books (January 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1854593986
  • ISBN-13: 978-1854593986
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.1 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,658,318 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"'If you could take the essence of adolescence, a concentrate of aggression, sexual impulse and hyperactive energy, and reconstitute it in theatrical form, it would look a lot like Disco Pigs' Herald; 'Not since The Clockwork Orange have we been so riveted by teenage creations as disturbingly magnetic as Pig and Runt.... Scintillating...' Guardian; 'Enda Walsh's stunning 70-minute play erupts like a volcano. I use the word "stunning' as near its literal meaning as possible: the play leaves you shaken, uprooted, buffeted by a sense of shock and exhilaration' Sunday Times; Disco Pigs premiered in Cork in 1996, played the Dublin Theatre Festival and had its UK premiere at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh in 1997, transferring to the Bush Theatre, London. Cillian Murphy played Pig in his first appearance on stage: he has subsequently starred in movies such as 28 Days Later..., Intermission and the film version of Disco Pigs."

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Enda Walsh wrote Disco Pigs (1996) for the Cork-based Corcadorca Theatre Company. There followed Misterman (1999) and Bedbound (2000). His latest play, The Small Things, is premiered by Paines Plough in January 2005.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By chris on April 2, 2000
Format: Paperback
I saw this play before i read it. It is an intense view in to the lives of two characters, pig and runt. Both have just had their 17th birthday, and are determined to celebrate. We follow them on 2 nights out in cork in Ireland, they drink and fight, and yet communacate in their own made up language, like children. They are both endearingly naive, and at the same time appalingly violent. By the end of the play i was left feeling utterly washed out, i wanted to care for the characters, i did care for them, but felt utterly revulsed by what i had seen. Enda walsh avoids all the stereotypes that could run rampant in this type of scenario, and portrays a glimpse into the lives of two characters who seem both real, and absurdly exagerated. When reading the play one should bear in mind the extremely physical nature of the performance that the 2 actors depicted on the cover gave, like children playing the reenact their births, and the fights they get into extremely vividly, sexual tension oozes of the page, and i was left with enthralled and repelled by the characters. read it now, see it if you can.
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