REVIEW: Behan, The Complete Plays

Author: Brendan Behan

1978, Grove Press

Filed under Plays, Literary

C4 Ratings.....out of 10
Language..... 6
Entertainment..... 8
Depth..... 6

Despite a relatively small oeuvre, Brendan Behan is perhaps the best-known Irish playwright of the last century that isn’t George Bernard Shaw. This book contains three stage plays and three short radio plays, and this represents the totality of his work as a playwright (he did also compose novels and memoirs). While I’ve read more of it than I have poetry, I am largely ignorant of plays as literature. I really enjoy reading them however, and this collection didn’t let me down.
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