Written by Brendan Behan, The Quare Fellow takes place in Mountjoy prison during the early ‘s. We follow the events that unfold during the hours before an. The Quare Fellow, play in three acts by Brendan Behan, performed in and published in A tragicomedy concerning the reactions of jailers and. Complete summary of Brendan Behan’s The Quare Fellow. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Quare Fellow.

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Behan clearly evokes the idea of being against capital punishment, this not only being as cruel way to take a life, but the adverse affects it had upon those around it. Behan shows not without humour how we are all degraded by state murder.

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Martin Elf-Vierzehn rated it really liked it Jan 11, Thank You for Your Contribution! Your social account may not have provided your email to us. If Behan’s interest in literature came from brendzn father, his political beliefs were by his mother.

About five days before Christmas, the whole cast was on board and I was chuffed to bits with the lot of them.

Brendan Francis Behan Irish: You find out a lot about Irish prison life and the voices of the characters that surround the ‘Quare fellow’ who never speaks are full of life but I was not sufficiently inspired to finish it. A passer-by remarked, “Oh, my!

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His role as Crimmin in The Quare Fellow was a distinct change of felllow from his stage typecasting as angry young men and his usual film roles as fiery troublemakers.


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Blimey, like a dodgy arranged marriage, I was committed but not in love. Subscribe to our store newsletter for savings! But the wit of the original play is mostly lost. Thank you for your feedback.

Cate Forster rated it liked it Oct 20, I just had to do a bit of twiddling with bits of dialogue brrndan I was doubtful still about a couple of the songs, but it felt like it could work. Also Playing on TCM.

But in making it more cinematic, its original punch was lost. The story is opened up for the movie. Obie for Best New Play We looked at old photos, read articles about ‘the Joy’, chatted away with Chris Davey and Fergus O’Hare lighting and sound respectively and together we’ve come up with a simple but effective felpow of making it work.

We have not verified that the email belongs to you. Jan 20, Karl Holton rated it it was amazing Shelves: The first act is played out in the cramped area outside five cells and is comedic.

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The Quare Fellow: A Comedy-Drama by Brendan Behan

The acting is fine to very good. Noir Alley in January. Carole Landis th Birthday Tribute Behan’s play had become an international sensation when produced by Joan Littlewood’s improvisational Theatre Workshop in My friend raved about this play as he’d read it at school. Walk in the Shadow Books by Brendan Behan.

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Kris Khadem rated it liked it Jan 02, The anti-hero of the play, The Quare Fellow, is never seen or heard; he functions as the play’s central conceit. I liked this play, though it’s not what you’d call an upper.


Also, the role of a farm-raised Irishman allowed him to draw on his roots in rural Ireland although he had been born in the U. Mostly, though, he is influenced by a veteran warder Walter Macken who believes that capital punishment is often a worse crime than the original offence.

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The Quare Fellow: A Comedy-Drama

I needed to think, man. I didn’t want to work on dry, old plays written by the dry, old dead. The play is so repetitive and everything is so spelt out that it was blooming hard finding the heart of it, but now things were getting clearer and fe,low nothing-happeningness of it didn’t bother me at all because thhe was filled with such a brilliant bunch of misfits.

Leigh calls her ‘one of my favourite actresses’. He’s the perfect man for the job, a Dubliner with a fantastic knowledge of music and a massive fan of theatre.

I think if you don’t have the benefit of that ‘ear’ it will be quite hard to penetrate this writing and really feel what Behan was doing.