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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The Quare Fellow

Seamus Bellamy rated it it was amazing Nov 25, Thomas Crimmin Sylvia Syms If you don’t like brendam, then you can’t find them funny. It felt for the first time like a new play set in the late Forties instead of an old play stuck in a rut.

However, if you do, it’s a joy. The taking of a man’s life is examined from many different angles: Carole Landis th Birthday Tribute There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval. Everything I thought I knew had gone out the window.


Learn More in these related Britannica articles: A biographer Ulick O’Connor, recounts that one day, at the age of eight, Brendan was returning home with his granny and a crony from a drinking session. The language in this play is a joy.

Ice Station Zebra Ashleigh Blasbery rated it really liked it Mar 05, You do need to consider when it was written but it is a brilliant study of human behaviour, prison, capital punishment, sexuality, politics and religion.

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I found four actors from that one but then frightened Dominic with a text message saying I’d offered parts to three ushers and a barman. One to see on stage I’m sure. Watch the Top Trailers of His role as Crimmin in The Quare Fellow was a distinct change of pace from his stage typecasting as angry young tge and his usual film roles as fiery troublemakers. Brendan Behan, Bredan author noted for his earthy satire and powerful political commentary.


Self-obsession, spliffs and the odd shandy over the years feplow nothing to do with it of course – I was just older. Peter Hennessy Art Direction: We have not verified that the email belongs to you.

Kathy comes home

Dec 07, Heather rated it it was amazing. The Quare Fellow 6. What’s left is a s Warner Brother prison movie transposed to the UK. Along with the doubts I mentioned earlier, it was a bit diddily-di for my liking and I found the songs, which Bfendan had added, softened it too much. He’s excited about me getting married because it means he’ll get to meet Kathy at the wedding.

That happened a lot, especially in those times. Behan was born in the inner city of Dublin on 9 February into an educated working class family. Jan 11, Ms Tlaskal rated it it was ok.