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The quare fellow ; and the hostage : two plays

Author: Brendan Behan
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, [1964] ©1964
Series: Evergreen black cat book, BC-79.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Drama : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Quare Fellow", a tragi-comedy, is set in an Irish prison on the eve of an execution. Beneath the humor is a savage indictment against the bestiality of capital punishment. "The Hostage" is set in a Dublin lodging house, where a young soldier is being held hostage in reprisal for an I.R.A. man who is to be hanged.
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Genre/Form: English drama
Comedy plays
Drama
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brendan Behan
OCLC Number: 365368
Notes: "An Evergreen black cat book, BC-79."
Description: 182 pages ; 18 cm.
Contents: The quare fellow (Themes: Capital punishment ; Executions and executioners) --
The hostage (Themes: Irish Republican Army ; Kidnapping).
Series Title: Evergreen black cat book, BC-79.
Responsibility: by Brendan Behan.

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"The Quare Fellow", a tragi-comedy, is set in an Irish prison on the eve of an execution. Beneath the humor is a savage indictment against the bestiality of capital punishment. "The Hostage" is set in a Dublin lodging house, where a young soldier is being held hostage in reprisal for an I.R.A. man who is to be hanged.

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