Marina Carr Plays
"Low in the Dark", "The Mai", "Portia Coughlan", "By the Bog of Cats" Volume 1 Main
By (author) Marina Carr
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Marina Carr Plays by Marina Carr
Book DescriptionThe 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).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780571200115
(198mm x 128mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 23-Aug-1999
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".
Cordelia Dream, Paperback (December 2008)
Haunted 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.
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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