Episode III-Final Goodbye to S.B.

The scene begins with S.B. in the scullery making a cup of tea and it is clear that he is unable to sleep. As he goes to sit down, he touches Gar’s coat that sits on the top of his case and he glances towards his room door. This highlights the emotional side of S.B.Continue reading “Episode III-Final Goodbye to S.B.”

Episode III-S.B. plays draughts with the Canon

The Canon comes in to play his nightly draughts game with S.B. He appears to be a jolly man who laughs continuously at Madge’s jibe that he waits until the rosary is over and the kettle is on. Like the dinner with S.B., Gar is able to predict what the Canon is going to say,Continue reading “Episode III-S.B. plays draughts with the Canon”

Episode III-The Memory of Fishing with S.B.

At the beginning of the act, Gar, S.B. and Madge are saying the rosary but it clear that Gar is not paying attention as Madge has to punch him to remind him that it is his decade. Private is in full flight, fantasising about life in America, while Public continues with the prayers. While reminiscingContinue reading “Episode III-The Memory of Fishing with S.B.”

Episode II-Kate Doogan comes to Visit

After the boys leave, there is a knock on the door and it is Kate Doogan. Kate has come to say goodbye to Gar and makes it clear that she expected Gar to visit her to say goodbye. Gar says that he is going to go to night school to study law or medicine, whichContinue reading “Episode II-Kate Doogan comes to Visit”

Episode II-Saying Goodbye to ‘The Boys’

Gar goes off the see ‘the boys’ and Madge makes it clear that she does not like them when she criticises the fact that they have not made the effort to come see him on his last night. She also makes fun of them by asking how many of them are on the pension. WhenContinue reading “Episode II-Saying Goodbye to ‘The Boys’”

Episode II-The Flashback with Aunt Lizzy

The act begins with Public lying on the bed and Private on a seat beside him. Gar is trying to keep busy to stop his mind from focusing on Katie Doogan and leaving for America. He thinks about becoming the President of America but when he realises that he can’t he thinks about becoming theContinue reading “Episode II-The Flashback with Aunt Lizzy”

Episode I-Dinner with S.B. & Meeting Master Boyle

Madge interrupts Gar as she enters the room abruptly to tell him that dinner is ready. Madge tells Gar that she has a new grand-niece and that they are going to call it Madge. Gar Private tells us how he really feels about Madge . “Madge, I think I love you more than any ofContinue reading “Episode I-Dinner with S.B. & Meeting Master Boyle”

Episode I–Introduction to Gar, Madge and S.B.

We first meet Gar O’Donnell as he is finishing his day’s work in the shop owned by his father, S.B. O’Donnell, who is also a local county councillor. The play is set in Donegal in a town name Ballybeg. (Baile Beag, which literally means small town) Gar is singing happily, ‘Philadelphia Here I Come,’ asContinue reading “Episode I–Introduction to Gar, Madge and S.B.”

Philadelphia Here I Come

Episode I—Introduction to Gar, Madge and S.B. Episode I—The Flashback with Katie Doogan Episode I–Dinner with S.B. and Meeting Master Boyle Episode II–The Flashback with Aunt Lizzy and Uncle Con Episode II– Saying Goodbye to ‘The Boys.’ Episode II– Kate Doogan comes to visit Episiode III–The memory of fishing with S.B. Episode III–S.B. plays draughtsContinue reading “Philadelphia Here I Come”

Philadelphia Here I Come: Sample Answer

Would you like to live in the world of ‘Philadelphia Here I Come?’ Explain your answer with relevant reference to the text. Why I would not like to live in the world of Philadelphia Here I Come. There are a number of reasons why I would not like to live in the world of theContinue reading “Philadelphia Here I Come: Sample Answer”