Tom Murphy obituary

Tom Murphy obituary
 

When Tom Murphy’s first major play, A Whistle in the Dark (1961), was rejected by the Abbey theatre, Dublin, on the grounds that its characters were unreal, he took it to London, where it enjoyed spectacular if controversial success, first at the Theatre Royal Stratford, and then in the West End. Portraying an Irish family in Coventry, it was vicious and yet rhapsodic, qualities that became increasingly evident in Murphy’s most significant works, The Gigli Concert (1983) and Bailegangaire (1985).
Murphy, who has died aged 83 after a long illness, once explained his dramas as “my way of... read more

 
16 May 2018 in World News, Views: 39
Source: Guardian
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