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The Theatre of Martin McDonagh : 'A World of Savage Stories'

Author: Lilian Chambers; Eamonn Jordan
Publisher: Dublin : Carysfort Press Limited, 2006.
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A highly accessible collection of essays and reviews on the work of Irish playwright Martin McDonagh.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Chambers, Lilian.
Theatre of Martin McDonagh : 'A World of Savage Stories'.
Dublin : Carysfort Press Limited, ©2006
Named Person: Martin McDonagh; Martin McDonagh
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lilian Chambers; Eamonn Jordan
ISBN: 9781904505990 1904505996
OCLC Number: 870599261
Description: 1 online resource (689 pages)
Contents: Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Section One: Textual and Cultural Contexts; 1 The Early Plays: Martin McDonagh, Shooting Star and Hard Man from South London; 2 Macabre Merriment in McDonagh's Melodrama: The Beauty Queen of Leenane; 3 Ireland in two minds: Martin McDonagh and Conor McPherson; 4 The Stage Irish Are Dead, Long Live the Stage Irish: The Lonesome West and A Skull in Connemara; 5 The Cripple of Inishmaan Meets Lady Gregory; 6 The Helen of Inishmaan Pegging Eggs: Gender, Sexuality and Violence. 7 Martin McDonagh's Lieutenant of Inishmore: Selling ( -Out) to the English8 The Politics of Morality: Martin McDonagh's The Lieutenant of Inishmore; 9 Language Games: The Pillowman, A Skull in Connemara: Martin McDonagh's Hiberno-English; 10 'Like the Cat-astrophe of the Old Comedy': The Animal in The Lieutenant of Inishmore; 11 An 'Economy Of Pity': McDonagh's Monstrous Regiment; 12 War on Narrative: Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman; 13 Martin McDonagh's Blend of Tradition and Horrific Innovation; 14 Grotesque Entertainment: The Pillowman as Puppet Theatre. Section Two: Critical Frameworks15 'When it's there I am, it's here I wish I was': The Construction of Connemara; 16 Genuinely Inauthentic: McDonagh's Postdiasporic Irishness; 17 'The Outpouring of a Morbid, Unhealthy Mind': The Critical Condition of Synge and McDonagh; 18 Decolonization Postponed: The Theatre of Tiger Trash; 19 Is Martin McDonagh an Irish Playwright?; 20 Martin McDonagh, Globalization, and Irish Theatre Criticism; Section Three: Performance Contexts; 21 Domesticating a Theatre of Cruelty: The Plays of McDonagh on the Hungarian Stage. 22 The Beauty Queen of Leenane in Australia23 Martin McDonagh's Irishness: Icing on the Cake?; Reports and Reviews; 'The Real Ireland, Some Think'; 'Gained in Translation'; 'Drama Sails to Seven Islands'; 'The Beauty Queen of Leenane' 2000; 'Ireland Feels Power of Beauty'; 'The Beauty Queen of Leenane'; 'Murderous Laughter' --
'The Leenane Trilogy'; 'The Pillowman Program Note'; 'New Themes in Synge-song Land: The Beauty Queen of Leenane'; 'The Pillowman'; 'Pack up your Troubles ... '; 'The Beauty Queen of Leenane'; 'The Cripple of Inishmaan' 'The Lonesome West: Another Tempestuous Night in Leenane''A Skull in Connemara'; 'The Pillowman'; Biographical Notes; Select Bibliography; Plays and Productions; Index.
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