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Book Information: Hostage, the

Hostage, the (1958) [Play]
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First staged by Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop company at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East, London, in 1958, The Hostage is a play about a Cockney soldier held as a hostage in a Dublin lodging house in exchange for an IRA man who is to be hanged in Belfast. Civic Guards accidentally shoot him in a raid on the house. It is a witty and often profound comment on Anglo-Irish relationships and on the Irish themselves. This is Behan's best-known and most popular play and a classic of the modern stage.

Original title: The Hostage
Original languages: English

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Genre: Drama and PlaysIrish

Edition #1: Hostage, the

Hostage, the (1958)
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Language: English

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Hostage, the (1958)


ISBN: 0413311902

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