This educational edition with the full play text and an introduction to the playwright features a detailed analysis of the language structure and characters of the play and textual notes explaining difficult words and references.
Fed up with the dreary round of life in Ballybeg with his uncommunicative father and the humiliating job in his father's grocery shop with his frustrated love for Kathy Doogan who married a richer more successful young man and with the total absence of prospect and opportunity in his life at home Gareth O'Donnell has accepted his aunt's invitation to come to Philadelphia.
Subtitled 'A tragicomedy in two Acts' and famously described by the Irish critic Vivien Mercier as a play in which 'nothing happens twice'En attendant Godot was first performed at the ThéĊtre de Babylone in Paris in 1953.
"Mr McDonagh is destined to be one of the theatrical luminaries of the 21st century" (The New Republic) In 1934 the people of Inishman learn that the Hollywood director Robert Flaherty is coming to the neighbouring island to film his documentary Man of Aran.
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