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Sive School Edition

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Sive School Edition by John B. Keane
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Sive is a young and beautiful orphan who lives with her uncle Mike, his wife Mena and his mother Nanna. A local matchmaker, Thomasheen Sean Rua, wants Sive to marry an old man called Sean Dota. Thomasheen convinces Mike and Mena to organise the marriage. They will receive a sum of two hundred pounds as soon as she marries him. However, Sive is in love with a young man, Liam Scuab. But Liam is not suitable and is refused permission to marry Sive. Sive is distraught but is forced to do the will of her uncle and his bitter wife. Faced with an unthinkable future she takes the only choice left to her. Set against the harsh poverty and difficult times of 1950s Ireland, Sive caused considerable controversy on its debut in February 1959. Since then it has become an established part of Ireland's theatrical canon.

Author Biography

John B. Keane, playwright, poet and fiction writer, was born in Listowel, Co. Kerry, in 1928 and died in his home town on 30 May 2002. One of Ireland's most popular authors, his plays include The Field, Big Maggie and Sharon's Grave.
Release date Australia
May 1st, 2009
Author
Contributor
Introduction by Joanna Keane O'Flynn
Country of Publication
Ireland
Edition
7th revision of 11th School edition
Imprint
The Mercier Press Ltd
Pages
128
Dimensions
129x198x10
ISBN-13
9781856356510
Product ID
3036374

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