To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
Show all languages
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.

Borstal Boy (play)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Borstal Boy
Written byBrendan Behan (novel)
Frank McMahon (play)
CharactersYoung Behan
Charlie Millwall
Brendan Behan
Mr. Whitbread
Mrs. Gildea
I.R.A. Men
Date premiered1967
Place premieredAbbey Theatre
Dublin, Ireland
Original languageEnglish
GenreDrama, Romance
SettingLiverpool; Dublin, 1939

Borstal Boy is a play adapted by Frank McMahon from the 1958 autobiographical novel of Irish nationalist Brendan Behan of the same title. The play debuted in 1967 at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, with Frank Grimes as the young Behan. McMahon won a New York Drama Critics' Circle Award in 1970 and Tony Award in 1970 for his adaptation.

Plot synopsis

The title takes its name from the borstal, a British juvenile jail, at Hollesley Bay. The book was originally banned in the Republic of Ireland for obscenity.

The story is a recounting of Behan's imprisonment at Hollesley Bay for carrying explosives into the United Kingdom, with intent to cause explosions on a mission for the I.R.A.. A young, idealistic Behan, over the three years of his sentence, softening his radical stance and warming to the other prisoners.

Film adaptations

The novel was adapted for film by Peter Sheridan and Nye Heron in 2000.

Further reading

  • Behan, Brendan (1958). Borstal Boy. London: Hutchinson. OCLC 185635608.


External links

This page was last edited on 3 April 2019, at 20:14
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.