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Selected Plays of Lady Gregory: The Traveling Man/Spreading the News/Kincora/Hyacinth Halvey/The Doctor in Spite of Himself/The Gaol Gate/The Rising of the Moon/Dervorgilla/The Workhouse Ward/Grania/The Golden Apple/The Story Brought by Brigit and Dave

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26 review for Selected Plays of Lady Gregory: The Traveling Man/Spreading the News/Kincora/Hyacinth Halvey/The Doctor in Spite of Himself/The Gaol Gate/The Rising of the Moon/Dervorgilla/The Workhouse Ward/Grania/The Golden Apple/The Story Brought by Brigit and Dave

  1. 4 out of 5

    Keith

    These often-short plays bring to life the speech and stories of Ireland’s citizens at the turn of the century. The plays may lack a bit of depth and breadth (though that is hard in a short format), but they offer incisive points of view. If not great, they are very good. Traveling Man – This is a modernized medieval mystery play. It’s pretty obvious what’s going to happen. Spreading the News – This is a delightful comedy of rumors, where a town believes one man has murdered another. The ending, t These often-short plays bring to life the speech and stories of Ireland’s citizens at the turn of the century. The plays may lack a bit of depth and breadth (though that is hard in a short format), but they offer incisive points of view. If not great, they are very good. Traveling Man – This is a modernized medieval mystery play. It’s pretty obvious what’s going to happen. Spreading the News – This is a delightful comedy of rumors, where a town believes one man has murdered another. The ending, though, is sudden and it doesn’t seem to take the comedy to its logical conclusion. A Doctor Despite Himself – This is a laugh-out-loud translation of Moliere’s play. It keeps the French names, but moves the play effectively to Ireland. The opening is rather shocking with a man threatening to beat his wife with a stick, but she ends up getting the better of him and things proceed at a humorous pace. The Gaol Gate – This is a moving piece about a mother and wife finding out their son/husband was hanged because he would not name the names of other rebel leaders. You need to know, though, that the man was arrested for being a rebel. I didn’t get that at first. The Rising of the Moon – This is an interesting tale about a police officer needing to decide to do the right thing or the lawful thing. This is a great topic that should be explored more. The Golden Apple – This is a delightful fairy tale full of magic and princesses and witches. It is a light and fun diversion. (It would be a bit better shortened.) Overall, I’d highly recommend A Doctor Despite Himself, Spreading the News and The Gaol Gate.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Oscar Del Sébastien

  3. 5 out of 5

    Laura

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    Yvette Ferry

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    Mia Seger

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  8. 4 out of 5

    Steven Felicelli

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    James

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    Charissa

  11. 5 out of 5

    Ovs Library

  12. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

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    Daniel

  14. 5 out of 5

    BookDB

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    Serena Snively

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    Rosanne

  17. 5 out of 5

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    Chris

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    Daniel Smith

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    Khaos

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    Catriona Shine

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    Sarah Nelson

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    Althea

  24. 4 out of 5

    Paul Lindsay

  25. 4 out of 5

    Ahmad Mustafa

  26. 5 out of 5

    Marta Martín Amor

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