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McPherson, Conor 1971-

Overview
Works: 120 works in 368 publications in 5 languages and 7,859 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Drama  Young adult works  Horror fiction  Paranormal fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Vampire films  Romance films  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Director, Author of screenplay, fmd, Translator, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Performer, Other
Classifications: PS3613.E979, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Conor McPherson
Beckett on film by Samuel Beckett( Visual )

18 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The comprehensive cinematic interpretation of Beckett's plays."--Emboîtage
The weir, and other plays by Conor McPherson( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a rural pub in western Ireland, "The weir" is a drama of interwoven stories as told by the locals about how they comfort and distract one another in the midst of desolation and grief
Dublin carol : a play by Conor McPherson( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dublin Carol works an ingenious spell in telling the story of undertaker John Plunkett, who on Christmas Eve is sharing his funereal memories with his young assistant. With the unexpected visit from his estranged, grown-up daughter, he is forced to face up to his disastrous past so that he can make a truce with his future
The seafarer by Conor McPherson( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is Christmas in North Dublin. Mid-life Sharky Harkin, erstwhile fisherman/van driver/chaffeur, finds himself reluctantly hosting old friends at the dingy house that he shares with his brother who has recently gone blind. A lot of booze and card playing carry the men into Christmas Day, when Sharky must face the grim promise he made decades ago to one of these old friends
Shining city : includes Come on over by Conor McPherson( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shining City has been an unqualified critical success and quite possibly Conor McPherson's finest work. In Dublin, a man seeks help from a counselor, claiming to have seen the ghost of his recently deceased wife. But what begins as just an unusual encounter becomes a struggle between the living and dead-a struggle that will shape and define both men for the rest of their lives. Also included here is the one-act, Come on Over, about a Jesuit priest sent to investigate a "miracle" in his hometown, where he re-encounters the woman who loved him 30 years before
Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer( Visual )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Farr (Ciarán Hinds), a teacher raising his two kids alone since his wife died two years earlier, has been seeing and hearing strange things late at night. He isn't sure if he is having nightmares, or if he's experiencing a haunting. Working as a volunteer for an international literary festival, he is assigned to Lena Morelle (Iben Hjejle), an author of books about ghosts and the supernatural. Establishing a rapport with one another, Michael opens up and shares his terrifying experiences with her. However, Lena's attention is distracted by another novelist, Nicholas Holden (Aidan Quinn), with whom she had a brief affair. The trajectories of these three people lead them into a life-altering collision where the challenges of love, fear of the unknown, and release from the burden of grief are explored
The weir by Conor McPherson( Book )

32 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in Dublin in 1971, Conor McPherson is this year's Evening Standard Most Promising Playwright. Set in a bar in a remote part of Ireland, 'The Weir' tells of a young woman who has a story to frighten the locals out of their lives
Port authority by Conor McPherson( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and German and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A boy leaves home for the first time. A man starts a job for which he is not qualified. A pensioner has just been sent a mysterious package. In Conor McPherson's new play, we meet Kevin, Dermot and Joe, three generations of Dublin men, and explore the possibilities life has offered them. Port Authority weaves together a wry, moving and funny tale of how modern man faces up to the responsibility of love."--Jacket
Four plays by Conor McPherson( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In This Lime Tree Bower, three young men from a Dublin seaside town tell their overlapping recollections of one fateful night that included a rape, an embarassing episode at a college lecture, and a robbery done for retribution that ties it all together. (3M)
This lime tree bower : three plays by Conor McPherson( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saltwater : screenplay and postproduction notes by Conor McPherson( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Conor McPherson's debut screenplay, I Went Down, became the most successful independent film ever produced in Ireland. His latest film, Saltwater..., a pacy, entertaining drama which McPherson also directed, is centred around the troubles of an Irish-Italian family who run a chipper in a seaside town. Like all his best work, Saltwater combines McPherson's gift for storytelling with writing that hints at the emotional depth behind everyday human behaviour."--BOOK JACKET
The veil by Conor McPherson( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

May 1822, rural Ireland. The defrocked Reverend Berkeley arrives at the crumbling former glory of Mount Prospect House to accompany a young woman to England. Seventeen-year-old Hannah is to be married off to a marquis in order to resolve the debts of her mother's estate. However, compelled by the strange voices that haunt his beautiful young charge and a fascination with the psychic current that pervades the house, Berkeley proposes a séance, the consequences of which are catastrophic
St Nicholas ; &, the weir : two plays by Conor McPherson( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The night alive by Conor McPherson( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tommy's not a bad man; he's getting by. Renting a run-down room in his Uncle Maurice's house, just about keeping his ex-wife and kids at arm's length, and rolling from one get-rich-quick scheme to the other with his pal Doc. Then one day he comes to the aid of Aimee, who's not had it easy herself, struggling through life the only way she knows how. Their past won't let go easily, but together there's a glimmer of hope that they could make something more of their lives. Something extraordinary. Perhaps. With inimitable warmth, style, and craft, Conor McPherson's The Night Alive deftly mines the humanity to be found in the most unlikely of situations."--Page 4 of cover
The actors by Conor McPherson( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A struggling Irish actor (Michael Caine) helps an actor friend (Dylan Moran) to con a significant amount of cash out of a Dublin gangster. They find themselves unwittingly drawn into a large-scale heist which requires all their acting talents and more to avoid being rumbled ..." "Written and directed by Conor McPherson, The Actors is based on a story by Neil Jordan, whose company co-produced the film. This is McPherson's third screenplay."--BOOK JACKET
I went down : the shooting script by Conor McPherson( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Press kit includes 2 pamphlets
Plays, two by Conor McPherson( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The night alive : and other plays by Conor McPherson( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On The Night Alive:"A beautiful new play. There's not another dramatist living who could pull off [what McPherson] exercises so exquisitely here. Kindles a glow, both warming and chilling, you rarely experience at the theater."--The New York Times On The Birds:"Deliciously chilling. spring-loaded with tension."-Irish Independent On The Veil:"Bold and intriguing. McPherson keeps you guessing to the last."-Financial TimesTommy's not a bad man, he's just getting by-renting a decrepit room in his Uncle Maurice's house and hopping from one get-rich-quick scheme to the other. Then one day he comes to the aid of the also-struggling Aimee, and together, they just might make something-extraordinary-of their lives. With inimitable warmth, style, and craft, The Night Alive deftly mines the humanity to be found in the most unlikely of situations. Also included in the volume is The Birds, a suspenseful, atmospheric adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's enthralling short story, and The Veil, set around a haunted house hemmed in by a restive, starving populace, which weaves Ireland's troubled colonial past into a riveting tale about the pursuit of love, the transcendental, and the circular nature of time. Conor McPherson is an award-winning Irish playwright educated at University College Dublin. His best-known works include The Weir (1999 Olivier Award for Best New Play), Dublin Carol, The Seafarer (Tony nomination for Best Play), Shining City (Tony nomination for Best Play), and Port Authority."--
The birds by Conor McPherson( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and Swedish and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Daphne du Maurier's short story, also the basis for Alfred Hitchcock's classic film, is boldly adapted by Conor McPherson - a gripping, unsettling, and moving look at human relationships in the face of societal collapse. In an isolated house, strangers Nat and Diane take shelter from relentless masses of attacking birds. They find relative sanctuary but not comfort or peace; there's no electricity, little food, and a nearby neighbor may still be alive and watching them. Another refugee, the young and attractive Julia, arrives with some news of the outside world, but her presence also brings discord. Their survival becomes even more doubtful when paranoia takes hold of the makeshift fortress - an internal threat to match that of the birds outside." -- Publisher's description
 
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The weir, and other plays
Alternative Names
Conor McPherson acteur uit Ierland

Conor McPherson dramaturg i reżyser irlandzki

Conor McPherson irischer Dramatiker und Schriftsteller

Conor McPherson Irish playwright and director

Conor McPherson regista, sceneggiatore e drammaturgo irlandese

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McPherson, Martin

Конор МакФерсон

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Dublin carol : a playThe seafarerShining city : includes Come on overThe weirPort authorityFour playsThis lime tree bower : three playsSaltwater : screenplay and postproduction notes