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Exiles

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James Joyce

Published by Nick Hern Books

3 Male 4 Female

Joyce's only play, a startlingly modern portrait of a marriage, recently revived at the National Theatre ...

Back in Dublin after nine years abroad, Richard and Bertha have to confront two other people who love them, and ask themselves questions about guilt and responsibility

Will infidelity hold them together?

" ... a neglected landmark of modern theatre that explores the byzantine complexities of marriage with the honesty of genius" ~ Guardian

" ... astonishing ... a play that asks sharp, searching questions about the difficulty of emotional honesty and, above all, the sheer complexity of our sexual feelings" ~ Times

Exiles is based in part on Joyce's own relationship with Nora Barnacle, written in 1914 during his own self-imposed exile from Ireland, between A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Ulysses

First staged Munich, Germany, 1919, it includes an introduction by Conor McPherson

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