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Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. In , the people of Inishmaan learn that the Hollywood director Robert Flaherty is coming to the neighboring island to film a documentary. No one is more excited than Cripple Billy, an unloved boy whose chief occupation has been grazing at cows and yearning for a girl who wants no part of him.
For Billy is determined to cross the sea and audition for the Yank. And as ne In , the people of Inishmaan learn that the Hollywood director Robert Flaherty is coming to the neighboring island to film a documentary. And as news of his audacity ripples through his rumor-starved community, The Cripple of Inishmaan becomes a merciless portrayal of a world so comically cramped and mean-spirited that hope is an affront to its order.
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Paperback , pages. Published September 8th by Vintage first published More Details Original Title. Aran Islands , Ireland. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Cripple of Inishmaan , please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about The Cripple of Inishmaan. Lists with This Book.
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I thought it would be interesting to read the play before actually watching it and in the end, I am glad I read it because I really enjoyed it! Reviewing a theatre script is very difficult to do since you cannot really get a full impression of it, unless you do actually watch it in the theatre being dramatized. So, I am going to rely my review both on the I don't usually read plays, but I decided to read this because I was going to watch it in Noel Coward Theatre in London with Daniel Radcliffe. So, I am going to rely my review both on the version of the play that I watched in London and the actual text.
The story is quite dark, imbued with Irish culture and English humour. It can be very fun at moments but also very sad at others. Despite the fact that I rarely read play scripts, I go to the theatre quite often and therefore I can say that this is actually one of the most interesting plays I've ever seen. This is probably because it is so different from what I am used to.
The version which I saw in London was dramatized in an excellent way. Daniel Radcliffe in the title role was absolutely breathtaking. He is one of my favorite actors, so I am a bit biased, but I really believe that he did an amazing work at the part.
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His energy and the love that he has for acting really translates in this play. The rest of the cast was amazing, as well. But all the cast and the production in general was absolutely amazing. I am very happy to be one of the few people who saw that play in London. However, I am also very happy that I had the chance to read the actual text of the play too.
If you ever get the chance, read it! I wam definitely looking forward to read more English plays in the future.
Here are some photos from Daniel's performance in London: And here is my theatre-program of the play signed by Daniel! In case you want to know more about how I met him and see a few photos and even a video check here , here , here , here and here. View 2 comments. I saw the play in London in and I absolutely loved it. The production was fantastic and the whole cast were amazing. The story itself is sweet and funny and sad at the same time. Every character is unique and well-developed, even the minor ones are memorable.
Needless to say, Billy has a special place in my heart. I'm glad I finally got around to reading it because I really enjoyed it. Dec 07, Rachelle Urist rated it it was amazing. I love anything by Martin McDonagh. This is a hilarious rendering of despair. It's chock full of color, of life, of longing, as it parses the living dead, as these Irish folk seem to be. Yet they laugh. They joke.
They taunt one another mercilessly - as though it were the primary Irish pastime. The verbal slings and slurs are so unexpected, it's like hearing unadulterated id. Jan 21, K. What kind of names are Johnnypateenmike and Babbybobby? I can't tell if they are exceptionally Irish or just absurd which may just be a point in the favor of Irish anyway. Considering the title, be warned of some pretty explicit ableism throughout the play. Also, a whole lot of eggs. Nothing but the Night. John Blackburn. Curious George Learns to Count from 1 to Omer Oztop.
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