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The quare fellow

a comedy-drama.

by Brendan Behan

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Published by Grove Press in New York .
Written in English


Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6003.E417 Q3 1956a
The Physical Object
Pagination86 p.
Number of Pages86
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6223146M
LC Control Number57008647
OCLC/WorldCa1004616

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The Complete Plays: The Hostage, The Quare Fellow, Richard's Cork Leg, Moving Out, A Garden Party, The Big House by Brendan Behan and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The Quare Fellow Hardcover – 1 Jan. out of 5 stars 1 rating. See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Amazon Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" £ — £ Paperback "Please retry" £ £ £ Hardcover £ 1 Used from £ 3/5(1).

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A fascinating topic by an enigmatic writer. The Quare Fellow depicts the 24 hours preceding an execution at an unnamed prison in Ireland. It accounts the way this execution affects the inmates and guards, yet importantly, not the 'quare fellow' himself/5. Define quare. quare synonyms, quare pronunciation, quare translation, English dictionary definition of quare.

adj 1. remarkable or strange: a quare fellow. great or good: you're in a. The Complete Plays: The Hostage, The Quare Fellow, Richard's Cork Leg, Moving Out, A Garden Party, The Big House [Brendan Behan, Alan Simpson, E.

Mikhail] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Complete Plays: The Hostage, The Quare Fellow, Richard's Cork Leg, Moving Out, A Garden Party, The Big HouseCited by: 4. The Quare Fellow was Behan’s first major theatrical success, originally playing in Dublin’s Pike Theatre in and then produced by Joan Littlewood in London in It opens in a prison on.

Inlegendary Irish playwright Brendan Behan's incendiary insider's look at life on death row, THE QUARE FELLOW, was adapted for the screen. A zealous rookie prison guard, Thomas Crimmin (Patrick McGoohan), arrives at a crumbling correctional facility where inmates and turnkeys alike anxiously await a man's imminent trip to the gallows.

The Quare Fellow & The Hostage book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. THE QUARE FELLOW, a tragi-comedy, is set in an Irish /5. This review is of the first play in the book, The Quare Fellow. I highly recommend The Quare Fellow, the first play in the collection.

I would like to see it performed. Behan's writing skills are comparable to those of Frank McCourt, author of Angela's Ashes: first by: 4. The Quare Fellow, play in three acts by Brendan Behan, performed in and published in A tragicomedy concerning the reactions of jailers and prisoners to the imminent hanging of a condemned man (the “Quare Fellow”), the play is an explosive statement on capital punishment and prison life.

The Quare Fellow begins and ends in song, with a prisoner in solitary confinement plaintively chanting the jailhouse dirge “The Old Triangle.” As a guard rouses prisoners in their cells. The Quare Fellow is Brendan Behan's first play, first produced in The title is taken from a Hiberno-English pronunciation of queer, meaning "strange" or "unusual".

In context, the word lacks the denotation of homosexuality that it holds today. The play does feature. "The Quare Fellow" is a film starring Patrick McGoohan and Sylvia Syms. Based on the play by Brendan Beehan, it is not faithful to the source. If you know the play, you will probably be disappointed.

McGoohan plays Thomas Crimmon, a new guard at a prison - he's young, devoted to the law, and believes in his work. He soon finds his belief. the quare fellow’s appointed hour. marks the 50th anniversary of the first production of The Quare Fellow in Dublin and London, which ran for an unprecedented six months in the West End.

Brendan Behan was born in Dublin in and it was with the enormous success ofFile Size: 1MB. Directed by Arthur Dreifuss. With Patrick McGoohan, Sylvia Syms, Walter Macken, Dermot Kelly. In Ireland, a newly hired prison guard has to deal with the realities of prison work and to face the grim issue of death-row executions/10().

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The Quare Fellow by Behan, B. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at 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 execution by hanging. Written with Behan’s typical humour and depth, we are presented with a very personal depiction of prison life. The Quare Fellow Criticism of Brendan Behan's masterpiece The Quare Fellow has generally viewed it as an anti-capital punishment drama and often tended to neglect its critique of lingering imperial remnants in postindependence Ireland.1 While on one level The Quare Fellow () is.

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. The quare fellow: a comedy-drama. by Brendan Behan; 5 editions; First published in The quare fellow | Open Library.

Quare Fellow by Behan, Brendan A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions.

At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Rating: % positive. Brendan Francis Aidan Behan (christened Francis Behan) (/ ˈ b iː ə n / BEE-ən; Irish: Breandán Ó Beacháin; 9 February – 20 March ) was an Irish poet, short story writer, novelist and playwright who wrote in both English and is widely regarded as one of the greatest Irish writers of all time.

An Irish republican and a volunteer in the Irish Republican Army, Behan was Notable works: The Quare Fellow, The Hostage. Get this from a library! The quare fellow ; and the hostage: two plays. [Brendan Behan] -- "The Quare Fellow", a tragi-comedy, is set in an Irish prison on the eve of an execution.

Beneath the humor is a savage indictment against the bestiality of capital punishment. "The Hostage" is set.London: Methuen & Co, ().

First edition of his first book. A play set in Mountjoy Prison, Dublin, where "The Quare Fellow," who is never seen or heard, is condemned to die the following day for an unnamed crime.

Fine in very good or better, price-clipped dust jacket rubbed at spine ends and folds.Brendan Behan, the quixotic, eternally sloshed Irish poet/playwright, peppered his play The Quare Fellow with plenty of "gallows humor." The film version dispenses with most the play's morbid jests, leaving us with a grim, straightforward account of a Dublin death-row prison guard (Patrick McGoohan) and his growing empathy with two condemned : Patrick Mcgoohan, Sylvia Syms, Walter Macken.