Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme

Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme This powerful and subtle play follows the experience of eight men who volunteer to serve in the 36th Ulster Division at the beginning of the First World War It reaches a climax at the start of the terrible battle of the Somme on July 1, 1916, the actual anniversary of the battle of the Boyne in 1690 The Somme, where the Ulster Division suffered heavy casualties, has, like the Boyne, come to have a sacred place in the Loyalist Protestant mind It marks the Union sealed with blood It stands for the ultimate test of Ulster s loyalty a blood sacrifice to match any made by Irish nationalists Times Literary Supplement Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme was revived by the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, in 1994 as part of an acknowledgement of the peace process The production was subsequently taken to the Edinburgh Festival in 1995 and opened at the Royal Shakespeare Company s Barbican Theatre, London, in March 1996. Read Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme by Frank McGuinness – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

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  • Paperback
  • 80 pages
  • Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme
  • Frank McGuinness
  • English
  • 18 July 2018
  • 0571146112

10 thoughts on “Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme

  1. says:

    review to come

  2. says:

    Read this for a literature course I m taking I don t read a lot of drama and it took a while for me to get into the flow of the character interchanges Very gritty and poignant though and I m now glad to have read it.

  3. says:

    Tonight I watched the play, and it was powerful About love and morality, faith and friendship the things that pull us through the worst of it all, how we are changed by all of it I ve been skimming different sections of the book to relive the strength of the play ever since the play let out in fact, in the intermission I was reading the opening bits, to hear them again in my mind The actors did a brilliant job in the show, a moving performance all around.I even went in and willingly under Tonight I watched the play, and it was powerful About love and morality, faith and friendship the things that pull us through the worst of it all, how we are changed by all of it I ve been skimming different sections of the book to relive the strength of the play ever since the play let out in fact, in the intermission I was reading the opening bits, to hear them again in my mind The actors did a brilliant job in the show, a moving performance all around.I even went in and willingly underlined a couple of passages that I found particularly moving I don t think I have ever, under my own free will and initiative, underlined a book Not even in the pencil I did it in tonight.ELDER PYPER I will not talk, I will not listen to you Invention gives that slaughter shape That scale of horror has no shape, as you in your darkness have no shape Your actions that day were not, they are not acceptable You have no right to excuse that suffer...

  4. says:

    An Irish Catholic from the South reflects sorrowfully on young Ulster Protestants being offered up to Mars Read along with Sebastian Barry s A Long Long Way.

  5. says:

    2.5 Stars Another play for my dissertation It was a really good source the play is just incredibly depressing It s an Anti war play from the perspective of a Company of men, with one of them surviving the war and remembering what h...

  6. says:

    I love drama, I really do, but this piece was one of the most boring plays I ve ever read.My opinion might change if I saw it performed on stage

  7. says:

    One of the most moving and powerful pieces of drama I have encountered in a while I saw this in the theatre with fantastic actors who commanded the utter attention of the audience through superb character performance and stunning interpretation of the work I then bought the play myself to read as the theatre had left me curious and wanting The play is set in WW1 in the lead up to the Battle of the Somme where over one million soldiers lost their lives However, instead of being a play b One of the most moving and powerful pieces of drama I have encountered in a while I saw this in the theatre with fantastic actors who commanded the utter attention of the audience through superb character performance and stunning interpretation of the work I then bought the play myself to read as the thea...

  8. says:

    McGuinness does an excellent job of re visioning a WWI drama instead of a focus on the battles, etc the audience is left with only eight young men who are fighting for Ulster who understand that they will die for Ulster Done in four parts, McGuinness hooks the audience immediately with Kenneth Pyper seemingly alone on stage yet soon revealing he is haunted by the seven men he fought alongside Pyper was the only survivor The most beautiful part in my op...

  9. says:

    Eight young Protestant men in their twenties and early thirties enlist to fight for their country In the beginning they joke around and tease each other about their differences and their backgrounds, but as death creeps closer, they begin to question their motives and realize that it s too...

  10. says:

    A great play highlighting the struggles of the Irish Regiments in WW1 and the horrors of the Somme McGuinness writing makes it well worth the read, even if you have very little interest in war literature.

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