The Theatre of Marina Carr: ‘before rules was made’

Edited by : Anna McMullan & Cathy Leeney

Publication Date 24th, November, 2003

ISBN 0-9534-2577-0

Cost €25.00

As the first published collection of articles on the theatre of Marina Carr, this volume explores the world of Carr’s theatrical imagination, the place of her plays in contemporary theatre in Ireland and abroad and the significance of her highly individual voice.

These essays place her plays in the context of current theatre in Ireland and abroad. They raise lively debate on contemporary representations 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.


Contributors: Bernadette Bourke, Enrica Cerquoni, Olwen Fouere, accents Claudia Harris, M.K. Martinovich, Victor Merriman, Frank McGuinness, Tom Mac Intyre, Eilis Ni Duibhne, Matt O’Brien, Fintan O’Toole, Anthony Roche, Medbh Ruane, Sarahjane Scaife, Meissa Sihra and Clare Wallace.

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