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I'll be the Devil

I'll be the Devil

Leo Butler

ISBN: 9781408101490

An epic new play by Leo Butler written in response to The Tempest, commissioned and produced by the RSC and opening at the Tricycle Theatre, London, in February 2008.

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A dark love story, written in response to The Tempest, Leo Butler's I'll Be the Devil is set in occupied Ireland in 1775. Knowing that her soldier lover is leaving for England, a local woman unleashes a sequence of events that will result in tragedy for both their children. With a poetic fearlessness, Leo Butler looks at what happens when a brutal foreign power is in intimate and callous contact with the primitive heart of an ancient society. This is an epic play that marks an exciting departure from the stark realism of Butler's earlier work and that provides a powerful demonstration of Butler's maturity and ambition as a writer.
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