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That was one such performance, and this is that fine a play.
Being Irish, I feel that it captures the very essence of Irish culture, and the hatred portrayed by Manus toward the English soldiers, is caught so well by Friel.
Must read for anyone challenging the relevance of everything we know to be real.
Had to buy this for one of my classes at the University of WashingtonPublished 3 months ago by Ernie Loo
I think I bought a used version of this, but either way, it looked like new to me. I'm glad with my purchase.Published 10 months ago by Rachel Harris
This book was one that I was forced to read in Literature, but I had already seen the play performed live the previous year. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Louis Humberstone
Shows how a name is important to personal identity. Language defines the way we think, and this shows how an attempt to force the English language on the Irish has a serious impact... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Jacquelyn Hansen
Ordered this book EXPEDITED shipping on a Wednesday and did not receive it until the following Thursday. Definitely a waste of several extra dollars. Read morePublished on May 2, 2012 by bendork13
I enjoyed reading other reviews, but i was constantly getting the feeling that there was a real ingorance to the underlining theme of the play. Read morePublished on January 29, 2004 by "janejukes69"
an eloquent, moving play about the love of one's native language (Irish) and the plight of lost languages (Latin, ancient Greek, and so on). Read morePublished on April 25, 2003 by Kate