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Hogans Goat William Alfred

Hogans Goat

William Alfred

Published November 18th 2010
ISBN : 9780573610172
Paperback
114 pages
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Tragic Drama / Characters: 10 male, 5 female, 5 extras.Scenery: Interior/ExteriorThis Obie-winning drama was first produced at New Yorks American Place Theatre and made a star of Faye Dunaway. A highly volatile drama in blank verse, Hogans Goat isMoreTragic Drama / Characters: 10 male, 5 female, 5 extras.Scenery: Interior/ExteriorThis Obie-winning drama was first produced at New Yorks American Place Theatre and made a star of Faye Dunaway. A highly volatile drama in blank verse, Hogans Goat is set in a turn-of-the-century Brooklyn populated by Irish Catholic immigrants teeming with hopes of the American Dream. The current mayor Quinn has been caught in a scandal and the time is ripe for a reform ticket. Ambitious Matthew Stanton has his eye on the mayors chair, idolized and encouraged by his wife Kathleen. Quinn uncovers a weakness in the upstarts past however: he has not yet married Kathleen in Church because he is still legally wed to Agnes Hogan. Aggie, Quinns old love, now lay dying but once, as Stantons mistress, had helped him to his first political success. When Quinn plays this hand, Stanton loses the race and blinded by rage, lashes out at Kathleen, bringing both to a tragic end.Has the rhythms of highly charged verse, verse with a sting in its tail. -New York Herald Tribune