Page extent: 94
ISBN: 9781840022285
Binding: PaperBack

Teevan: Two Plays

Colin Teevan

PaperBack (14 May 2002)
Includes the plays The Big Sea and Vinegar and Brown Paper

The Big Sea is based on the French Medieval Mardi Gras play Le Bataille de Charnau contre Caresme. Christophe, Caresme and Charnau are on a cancer ward. To pass the time they play games. The line between game and reality starts to blur and soon they find themselves on a journey into the unknown: Columbus's journey to the New World.

In Vinegar and Brown Paper Jill is an artist recently returned to Dublin and Jack is her stand-up comedian boyfriend. As Jill tries to reconcile herself to her past through her work, Jack's career starts to take off. The play charts the collapse of a relationship through soap operas, football, the Dutch Masters and Christ's walk to Calvary. It was first produced by the Abbey Theatre, Dublin.

Additional Information

ISBN13 9781840022285
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 94


"... it is the great merit of the play that it uses theatrical devices to enable the audience to extend and complete its imaginative grasp. It is lucid, emotional and often very funny." The Irish Times (The Big Sea)