Paul King, an Irish landowner, is dying; his wife is half his age.
He has not allowed his wealth to spread ease or comfort.
When he dies, his handsome young workman Paul is urged by a cunning mother to move in on the vulnerable young widow.The Power of Darkness reflects a fallen world.
The title is a description of the force that drives it; sexual ignorance and the old fear of famine lead to irrational greed, coupled with the need for redemption.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 64 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 01/01/1991
- Category: Plays, playscripts
- ISBN: 9780571167098