The Cordelia Dream
By (author) Marina Carr
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Cordelia Dream by Marina Carr
Book DescriptionHaunted by her dream of Cordelia and Lear, a woman confronts an elderly man, her lifelong antagonist and rival. During their passionate altercation he dismisses her success as a composer and demands she make the ultimate sacrifice: for him to flourish she, his protegee, must be silent. Five years later, she returns for a final and devastating encounter. Marina Carr's "The Cordelia Dream" premiered in December 2008 at Wilton's Music Hall, London, in a production by the Royal Shakespeare Company.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780571242627
(198mm x 126mm x 6mm)
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 18-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Marina Carr
Marina Carr: Plays 3, Paperback (September 2015)
Imagines sixteen fleeting moments in Anton Chekhov's short life and work. The author retells the Phaedra myth to discover what shaped her. It offers a meditation on love and what happens when it is denied, or pursued and hunted down.
Marina Carr: Plays, Paperback (October 2009)
Contains such plays as - "On Raftery's Hill"; "Ariel"; "Woman and Scarecrow"; "The Cordelia Dream"; and, "Marble".
Woman and Scarecrow, Paperback (June 2006)View all books by Marina Carr
A woman - gaunt and ill, haggard after giving birth eight times - faces death. What was life? What was love? What else could have been? Featuring humour, this is a threnody from one of Ireland's leading playwrights.
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Author Biography - Marina Carr
Brought up in County Offaly, Marina Carr graduated form University College Dublin in 1987 with a degree in English and Philosophy. She was Writer-in-Residence at the Abbey and Trinity College Dublin. Her plays include The Cordelia Dream (RSC), Marble (Abbey, Teatro Vascello Rome), 16 Possible Glimpses (Abbey), Phaedra Backwards (Mccarter Princeton), On Raftery's Hill (Royal Court, London), Portia Coughlan (Royal Court and the Abbey Dublin), By the Bog of Cats (Abbey, Dublin and Wyndham's Theatre, London), The Mai (Peacock, Dublin/Abbey, Dublin/Tricycle/McCarter, Princeton), Low In The Dark (Project Arts Centre, Dublin), Ullaloo (Abbey, Dublin Theatre Festival), Ariel (Abbey), and two plays for children, As Meat Is To Salt (Abbey) and The Giant Blue Hand (The Ark). Awards include Irish Times Playwright Award 1998, The Susan Smith Blackburn Award for Portia Coughlan, Best New Irish Play at Dublin Theatre Festival 1994, The EM Foster Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American/ Ireland Fund Award, The Macaulay Fellowship and The Hennessy Award. She is a member of Aosdana.
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