Tales of Ballycumber

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DOI: 10.5040/9780571286522.00000003
Scenes: 4. Roles: Male (3) , Female (2) , Neutral (0)

Here, now, listen, I'll tell you a tale .

Daffodils are in bloom as dawn breaks over the foothills of Ballycumber, ushering in hope for a new day and stirring the ghosts of a past fraught with sorrow, anguish and emptiness.

In search of advice, young Evans Stafford calls at the home of friend and strong-minded traditionalist, Nicholas Farquhar. The following day, as Farquhar learns the devastating consequences of this meeting, he discovers that his memories and words are governed by a buried history; a force far greater than himself.

Sebastian Barry's Tales of Ballycumber premiered at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, in September 2009.

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Faber and Faber

Sebastian Barry

ISBN: 9780571251315

Series: Faber Drama

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