Edna O'Brien's wonderful, wild and moving novel shocked the nation on its publication in 1960. Adapted for the stage by the author, "The Country Girls", the play, is a highly theatrical and free-flowing telling of this classic coming of age story. "A real triumph". ("Sunday Independent"). "Joyously vivid performances". ("Sunday Independent"). ...
Edna O'Brien's wonderful, wild and moving novel shocked the nation on its publication in 1960. Adapted for the stage by the author, "The Country Girls", the play, is a highly theatrical and free-flowing telling of this classic coming of age story. "A real triumph". ("Sunday Independent"). "Joyously vivid performances". ("Sunday Independent"). "Will both satisfy fans and engage newcomers..."The Country Girls" is a world apart but provides a welcome peek at the past". ("Sunday Times"). "This is a great play by a great writer". (WLRfm). ""The Country Girls" captures Edna O'Brien's celebration of youthful innocence and her lamentation that with such innocence and idealism coexists an extraordinary vulnerability. O'Brien's adaptation transforms the novel dynamically. The play ...is physical, sensual and original". ("Irish Theatre Magazine"). "The Country Girls" premiered at the Garter Lane Theatre, Waterford, in October 2011, in produced by Red Kettle Theatre Company, in association with the Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford, Ireland.
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Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of careful use: spine leans and shows several faint, hairline creases; else free of wear or soiling; remarkably clean and free of creases; the pages have tanned somewhat, due to aging; the binding remains secure; the text clean. No longer 'As New', but remains quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. 188pp. First Ed thus, later printing. Mass Market Paperback. Caithleen Brady and Bridget(Baba)Brennan are friends in a poor rural area in Ireland. Written in the first person by Caithleen we see through her eyes a poignant portrayal of friendship, family, first love and disappointment. Edna O'Brien writes in what could only be described as a haunting manner. A gentle coming of age story which follows the girls through the death of Caithleen's mother, the shiftlessness of her father, a scholarship to a convent and their expulsion. The gentleness of Caithleen is a foil to the bright sharpness of Baba, who manages to mislead Caithleen against her better judgement; though she is her friend and anything they do they do together. There are numerous wonderful unique characters: the endearing Hickey, Baba's parents, Joanna the German boarding house proprietess and the enigmatic Mr Gentleman (though that is not his real name-he has a difficult French name so the neighbours changed it to Mr Gentleman). "The Girl With The Green Eyes" continues the adventures of Caithleen and Baba and is as good as "The Country Girls".
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