After Easter by Anne Devlin
Greta, an Irish ex-patriot living in England, has been experiencing religious visions for years. Or are they merely signs of a mental disorder whose roots lie in Greta's upbringing? A strident non-believer, Greta has tried to suppress these episodes, but stress from a crumbling marriage and the birth of her third child have pushed her to the brink of suicide.
At the opening of the play, Greta recounts fleeing a party and sitting in the middle of a road where sh's nearly hit by a bus. Discharged from the mental hospital that took her in, Greta visits with her two sisters: Helen, a commercial artist who adopts an American accent to hide her heritage; and Aoife, a not-so-strict Catholic who has married and moved only minutes away from her childhood home. But on her first night out of hospital, Greta has a vision of a female banshee entering her room. That night, the sisters learn of their father's heart attack, and they return home to a confrontation with their overpowering mother, the Church and their father's death.
''Devlin's writing is sharp, subtle, brutal and funny." - Sunday Times (London)
"Anne Devlin's marvellous new play is rich, dense and poetic, beautifully written and very funny." - The Observer
Format: Softback | 82 pages
Dimensions (cm): 19.05 x 13.34 x 0.64 | 100g
Publication Date: 01 Sep 1999
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Ltd.
Publication City/Country: New York, United States
A vintage book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including very minor scuff marks, but no holes or tears. The majority of pages are undamaged with no creasing or tearing, no pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text. At the top of the first page a previous owner has written their name and a 8 digit number in black pen, then highlighted it in pink highlighter. No other writing in margins. No missing pages.