Owen McCafferty: Plays 1

Owen McCafferty: Plays 1

Author: Owen McCafferty

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571309542

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

View: 921

Owen McCafferty's first collection brings together one short- and four full-length plays set in the author's home city of Belfast. Shoot The Crow 'Tragicomedy of character and circumstance that makes McCafferty look like a ribald Northern Irish Chekov.' Guardian. Scenes From The Big Picture 'An epic that attempts to put the whole of human life on stage - birth, death, love, sex, work, families - the whole damn thing... McCafferty offers us a wise and compassionate view of the human heart.' Telegraph Closing Time 'The existence of a writer as good as McCafferty induces a perverse, paradoxical hope.' Guardian Mojo Mikibo 'A razor sharp evocation of time and place.' Irish Times

Owen McCafferty Plays 1

Owen McCafferty Plays 1

Author: Owen McCafferty

Publisher:

ISBN: 0571309534

Category: Belfast (Northern Ireland)

Page: 362

View: 118

Owen McCafferty's first collection brings together one short- and four full-length plays set in the author's home city of Belfast. Shoot The Crow'Tragicomedy of character and circumstance that makes McCafferty look like a ribald Northern Irish Chekov.' Guardian. Scenes From The Big Picture'An epic that attempts to put the whole of human life on stage - birth, death, love, sex, work, families - the whole damn thing... McCafferty offers us a wise and compassionate view of the human heart.' Telegraph Closing Time'The existence of a writer as good as McCafferty induces a perverse, paradoxical hope.' Guardian Mojo Mikibo'A razor sharp evocation of time and place.' Irish Times

Owen McCafferty: Plays 2

Owen McCafferty: Plays 2

Author: Owen McCafferty

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571335169

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

View: 530

Absence of Women 'A fine example of theatre at its small-scale best.' Evening Standard Titanic 'Owen McCafferty's rigorous verbatim play provides an antidote to Titanic fatigue... Two months of hearings from 97 witnesses are whittled down to nine... What remains, even after a century, is a disturbing sense of moral ambiguity: 1, 517 dead and no one to blame.' Guardian Quietly 'Vibrates with a violent tension so taut that if you were a bystander... you'd hardly dare to breathe.' New York Times 'Remarkable. inspired. The piece packs sweeping questions about forgiveness and accountability into a tightly plotted encounter.' Daily Telegraph 'The most powerful theatrical production I have had the privilege of seeing... McCafferty's script is perfectly taut... This play is extraordinary and completely unmissable.' Metro Herald Unfaithful 'McCafferty excels with tight plotting and pithy, painful dialogue.' The Times 'McCafferty writes with empathy and a wry humour that makes for an absorbing - if painful - hour.' Financial Times 'Owen McCafferty is a sly observer of the human heart.' Guardian Death of a Comedian 'Despite the humour, McCafferty's play is a tragedy. his most accomplished work to date.' Belfast Telegraph

A History of Irish Working-Class Writing

A History of Irish Working-Class Writing

Author: Michael Pierse

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107149687

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 482

View: 222

This book constitutes a wide-ranging and authoritative chronicle of the writing of Irish working-class experience. Ground-breaking in scholarship and comprehensive in scope, it represents a significant intervention in Irish Studies and English Literary Studies generally, charting representations of Irish working-class life from eighteenth-century poetry to Celtic Tiger drama.

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Theatre

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Theatre

Author: Nicholas Grene

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191016349

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 688

View: 139

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Theatre provides the single most comprehensive survey of the field to be found in a single volume. Drawing on more than forty contributors from around the world, the book addresses a full range of topics relating to modern Irish theatre from the late nineteenth-century theatre to the most recent works of postdramatic devised theatre. Ireland has long had an importance in the world of theatre out of all proportion to the size of the country, and has been home to four Nobel Laureates (Yeats, Shaw, and Beckett; Seamus Heaney, while primarily a poet, also wrote for the stage). This collection begins with the influence of melodrama, looks at arguably the first modern Irish playwright, Oscar Wilde, before moving into a series of considerations of the Abbey Theatre, and Irish modernism. Arranged chronologically, it explores areas such as women in theatre, Irish-language theatre, and alternative theatres, before reaching the major writers of more recent Irish theatre, including Brian Friel and Tom Murphy, and their successors. There are also individual chapters focusing on Beckett and Shaw, as well as a series of chapters looking at design, acting and theatre architecture. The book concludes with an extended survey of the critical literature on the field. In each chapter, the author does not simply rehearse accepted wisdom; all of the authors push the boundaries of their respective fields, so that each chapter is a significant contribution to scholarship in its own right.

Ireland and Cinema

Ireland and Cinema

Author: Barry Monahan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137496362

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

View: 528

The volume offers a broad range of academic approaches to contemporary and historical Irish filmmaking and representations of nationality, national identity, and theoretical questions around the construction of Ireland and Irishness on the screen.

Post Celtic Tiger Ireland

Post Celtic Tiger Ireland

Author: Estelle Epinoux

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443855570

Category: History

Page: 233

View: 360

This collective volume provides the reader with an exploration of various artistic works which grew out of the post Celtic Tiger era in Ireland. The different cultural fields of interest studied in this book include theatre, photography, poetry, painting, and cinema, as well as commemorative spaces. These different cultural voices enable one to explore Ireland, as a country located at a crossroads, in a kind of in-between space, and to wonder about the various political, economic, historical and social forces present in the country. The contributions interrogate Irish society within its present context, which is deeply impregnated by movement and transition but also strongly connected to time, to past and to memory. This collection of essays also presents the way in which these artistic works intertwine with various approaches, artistic, aesthetic, sociologic, cinematographic, historical, and literary, in order to pinpoint the transformations induced by both the Celtic Tiger and its aftermath. The issues of globalisation, identity, place and creativity are all dealt with. In assessing the aftermath of the post Celtic Tiger period, its impact and influences on today’s Irish society, the contributors also allude, incidentally, to its future evolution and trends.

A Concise Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Drama

A Concise Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Drama

Author: Nadine Holdsworth

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118739075

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 703

Focusing on major and emerging playwrights, institutions, and various theatre practices this Concise Companion examines the key issues in British and Irish theatre since 1979. Written by leading international scholars in the field, this collection offers new ways of thinking about the social, political, and cultural contexts within which specific aspects of British and Irish theatre have emerged and explores the relationship between these contexts and the works produced. It investigates why particular issues and practices have emerged as significant in the theatre of this period.