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Marina Carr Plays 1

Marina Carr Plays 1

Love in the Dark; The Mai; Portia Coughlan; By the Bog of Cats...

  • Author: Marina Carr
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 0571318371
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 352
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The first collection of plays by Marina Carr introduces the work of a major new voice in playwriting. Love in the Dark 'One of the most exciting, new and absolutely original aspects of Carr's writing is the manner in which the sexism of the language and religious imagery is exposed... Marina Carr is a playwright to be watched.' Sunday Tribune The Mai 'The writing is at once gentle and raucous... capable of articulating deep-seated woes and resentments in a manner you rarely find outside Eugene O'Neill.' Observer Portia Coughlan 'A play of precocious maturity and accomplishment.' Irish Times 'Portia Coughlan packs a hell of a punch. It hurts to look at it. But it has to be seen.' Irish Independent By the Bog of Cats... 'A poetic realism steeped in the past... Carr has an extraordinary ability to move between the mythic and the real.' Guardian 'A great play... a great work of poetry... the word should soon carry across both sides of the Atlantic.' Independent

Marina Carr: Plays 1

Marina Carr: Plays 1

Low in the Dark, The Mai, Portia Coughlan, By the Bog of Cats...

  • Author: Marina Carr
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0571200117
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 341
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This collection of plays from Marina Carr presents a variety of themes, articulating deep-seated woes and resentments, exposing the sexism of language and religious imagery, in these original dramatic works.

Marina Carr: Plays 2

Marina Carr: Plays 2

On Raftery’s Hill; Ariel; Woman and Scarecrow; The Cordelia Dream; Marble

  • Author: Marina Carr
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 0571319246
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 368
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On Raftery's Hill 'This is a play that howls to be seen; its courage is matched only by its dramatic power.' Sunday Independent Ariel 'An astonishing piece of theatre. Interweaving themes drawn from Irish, Greek and biblical myth, she spins a tale of power that is honest, emotional, dark and true . . . Die to see it.' Irish Examiner Woman and Scarecrow 'Drama doesn't come much richer or stranger than this death-bed lament. Ravishing in its dense, literary language, it is as visceral as it is intellectual. It lingers not only in the ear and brain, but in the imagination and the gut. An extraordinary brew, bittersweet and totally intoxicating.' The Times The Cordelia Dream 'A brave piece and clearly charged with deep feeling. . . This is certainly unsettling territory and Carr boldly goes for it.' Financial Times Marble 'An extraordinary play that lures us in with a promise of the recognisable only to drag us screaming into the soaring, magnificent possibilities of love and the destruction that it wreaks.' Irish Independent

Marina Carr: Plays 3

Marina Carr: Plays 3

Sixteen Possible Glimpses; Phaedra Backwards; The Map of Argentina; Hecuba; Indigo

  • Author: Marina Carr
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 0571328822
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 400
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This third richly varied collection of plays by Marina Carr was published to coincide with the Royal Shakespeare Company's premiere of Hecuba at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, in September 2015. Sixteen Possible Glimpses imagines sixteen fleeting moments in Anton Chekhov's short life and work. Phaedra Backwards retells the Phaedra myth to discover what shaped her. The Map of Argentina offers a meditation on love and what happens when it is denied, or pursued and hunted down. Hecuba was written in reaction to the bad press this Trojan queen receives, and reimagines how she may have suffered and reacted. Indigo is a dark and passionate romance amongst fairies, demons, ghouls and every sort of fantastic creature out of folklore and myth.

Marina Carr

Marina Carr

Pastures of the Unknown

  • Author: Melissa Sihra
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319983318
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 303
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This book locates the theatre of Marina Carr within a female genealogy that revises the patriarchal origins of modern Irish drama. The creative vision of Lady Augusta Gregory underpins the analysis of Carr’s dramatic vision throughout the volume in order to re-situate the woman artist as central to Irish theatre. For Carr, ‘writing is more about the things you cannot understand than the things you can’, and her evocation of ‘pastures of the unknown’ forms the thematic through-line of this work. Lady Gregory’s plays offer an intuitive lineage with Carr which can be identified in their use of language, myth, landscape, women, the transformative power of storytelling and infinite energies of nature and the Otherworld. This book reconnects the severed bridge between Carr and Gregory in order to acknowledge a foundational status for all women in Irish theatre.

The Theatre of Marina Carr

The Theatre of Marina Carr

"before Rules was Made"

  • Author: Cathy Leeney,Anna McMullan
  • Publisher: Peter Lang
  • ISBN: 9780953425778
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 255
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"This is the first collection of articles to be published on the theatre of Marina Carr, a major contemporary Irish playwright whose work is highly acclaimed in Ireland and internationally for its poetic energy and its remarkable theatrical imagination." "These essays examine Carr's highly original voice, and place her plays in the context of current theatre in Ireland and abroad. They raise lively debate on contemporary representation of 'Irishness' on the stage, on the current state of Irish theatre, on the impact of female authorship on the canon of Irish theatre, and on Carr's portrayal of characters who are fundamentally at odds with the world around them."--BOOK JACKET.

Portia Coughlan

Portia Coughlan

  • Author: Marina Carr
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780571190232
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 64
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The central character in Marina Carr's critically acclaimed play is a woman who lives life in a monstrous limbo, unable to feel any love for her wealthy husband and children. Set against a brooding backdrop of small-town Ireland and moving back and forth through time, this play is at once sinister and profoundly moving.

Rebel Women

Rebel Women

Staging Ancient Greek Drama Today

  • Author: Stephen Wilmer,John Dillon
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1408150174
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 290
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A collection of essays by many distinguished contributors, focused on the portrayal of rebel women in ancient Greek drama Ancient Greek drama provides the modern stage with a host of powerful female characters who stand in opposition to the patriarchal structures that seek to limit and define them. For contemporary theatre directors their representation serves as a vehicle for examining and illuminating issues of gender, power, family and morality, as germane today as when the plays were first written. Rebel Women brings together essays by leading writers from across different disciplines examining the representation of ancient Greek heroines in their original contexts and on today's stage. Divided into three sections, it considers in turn international productions, Irish versions, and studies of the original texts. The articles explore how such characters as Iphigenia, Medea, Antigone and Clytemnestra have been portrayed in recent times and the challenges and provocation they offer to both contemporary audiences and dramatists alike. 'Seamus Heaney and Athol Fugard are brought together as contributors by the inspiration that ancient Greek tragedy has offered to them both. There are offerings here on Iphigenia, Medea, Antigone, Clytemnestra, film, drama, Greece, Russia ... and especially Ireland. Amidst all this variety, the level of interest and of scholarship are consistently high.' Oliver Taplin, Professor of Classical Languages and Literature, Oxford University

By the Bog of Cats

By the Bog of Cats

  • Author: Marina Carr
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 057131872X
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 96
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Set in the mysterious landscape of the bogs of rural Ireland, Carr's lyrical and timeless play tells the story of Hester Swane, an Irish traveller with a deep and unearthly connection to her land. Tormented by the memory of a mother who deserted her, Hester is once again betrayed, this time by the father of her child, the man she loves. On the brink of despair, she embarks on a terrible journey of vengeance as the secrets of her tangled history are revealed. 'A piece of poetic realism steeped in the past... Carr has an extraordinary ability to move between the mythic and the real.' Guardian 'A great play... a great work of poetry... the word should soon carry across both sides of the Atlantic.' Independent By the Bog of Cats premiered at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, in 1998. It was revived at Wyndham's Theatre, London, in November 2004.

Bloody Living

Bloody Living

The Loss of Selfhood in the Plays of Marina Carr

  • Author: Rhona Trench
  • Publisher: Peter Lang
  • ISBN: 9783039119646
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 319
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This book deals with the process of negotiation with the past in the present through the plays of Marina Carr. The title frames the work, connoting the path towards destruction and the sense of lethargy acquired along the way. The book offers an in-depth and extensive reading of Carr's plays. In doing so, it surveys some of the destructive issues represented in the works and provides a series of social and cultural contexts to which the concerns in the works are related. Carr is best known for her trilogy, "The Mai," "Portia Coughlan" and "By the Bog of Cats...," and more recently "Woman and Scarecrow," "The Cordelia Dream" and "Marble." The plays are regularly concerned with notions of identity in the context of self-destruction, self-estrangement and displacement. This book applies Julia Kristeva's theory of abjection to Carr's plays in an effort to structure the loss the author identifies in the works. Themes of memory, history and myth are examined in the context of these concerns in provocative and confrontational ways.