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The Patriot Game

A Play


Elizabeth Schlömer and Alex Atkins

3rd soldier: Anyone know what they're fighting about?
2nd soldier: Well, it's religion, isn't it? Isn't it?
Well, is it? The Patriot Game is a play about the present conflict in Ireland, beginning with colonization 800 years ago and ending in a spiral of organized terror. In a kaleidoscope of dramatic scenes, music, songs and poems, it tells of the history, irony, tragedy of the «troubles», and the effects that the political events and figures of the past and present have had upon the lives of ordinary Irish people - and their children.
Contents: Political analysis in form of a play, historical background to Northern Irish conflict, various opinions of those concerned, songs, British history.