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McGuinness, Frank

Overview
Works: 140 works in 336 publications in 2 languages and 8,273 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  History  Dictionaries  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Biography  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Translator, Editor, Adapter, Scenarist
Classifications: PT8876, 839.8226
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Publications about Frank McGuinness
Publications by Frank McGuinness
Most widely held works by Frank McGuinness
Dancing at Lughnasa by Pat O'Connor( visu )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 807 libraries worldwide
Despite their hardships, five sisters living in rural Ireland in 1936 are able to embrace life and all its complexities, and dance with joy in their hearts
Someone who'll watch over me by Frank McGuinness( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 731 libraries worldwide
An Englishman, an Irishman and an American are locked up together in a cell in the Middle East. As victims of political action, powerless to initiate change, what can they do? How do they live and survive? Explores the daily crisis endured by hostages whose strength comes from communication, both subtle and mundane, from humor, wit and faith
A doll's house by Henrik Ibsen( Book )
10 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 663 libraries worldwide
Nora Helmer, wife to Torvald and mother of three children, appears to enjoy living the life of a pampered, indulged child. But as her economic dependence becomes brutally clear, Nora's acceptance of the status quo undergoes a profound change. To the horror of the bewildered Torvald, himself caught in the tight web of a conservative society which demands that he exert strict control, Nora comes to see that only possible true course of action is to leave the family home. Frank McGuinness's version of "A Doll's House" received its London premiere in October 1996 and opened on Broadway in 1997, where the production won four Tony Awards
Observe the sons of Ulster marching towards the Somme by Frank McGuinness( Book )
27 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and French and held by 416 libraries worldwide
This powerful and subtle play follows the experience of eight men who volunteer to serve in the 36th (Ulster) Division at the beginning of the First World War. It reaches a climax at the start of the terrible battle of the Somme on July 1, 1916, the actual anniversary of the battle of the Boyne in 1690. The Somme, where the Ulster Division suffered heavy casualties, has, like the Boyne, come to have a sacred place in the Loyalist Protestant mind. It marks the Union sealed with blood. It stands for the ultimate test of Ulster's loyalty; a blood-sacrifice to match any made by Irish nationalists. 'Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme' was first performed at Dublin's Abbey Theatre in 1985
Plays one by Frank McGuinness( Book )
8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 265 libraries worldwide
The dazzling dark : new Irish plays ( Book )
8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 247 libraries worldwide
Brian Friel's Dancing at Lughnasa : screenplay by Frank McGuinness( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 181 libraries worldwide
"It is 1936 and harvest time in County Donegal, where the living is anything but easy. The five Mundy sisters and seven-year-old Michael, the child of the youngest sister, form a tightly knit and proud family community just outside the village of Ballybeg. When their gentle brother Jack, a missionary priest in Africa, returns after twenty five years, it is clear that all is not well. And then Gerry, Michael's itinerant father, arrives after a two-year absence. Loved by one sister and coveted by another, Gerry's presence unsettles the family."--BOOK JACKET. "Frank McGuinness's screenplay of Brian Friel's play evokes the interior landscape of a group of human beings trapped in their domestic environment and offers a commentary on the wider landscape, interior and exterior, Christian and Pagan, to which they are intrinsically related."--Jacket
Mary and Lizzie by Frank McGuinness( Book )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
Innocence : the life and death of Michelangelo Merisi, Caravaggio by Frank McGuinness( Book )
4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 162 libraries worldwide
The sea with no ships by Frank McGuinness( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 158 libraries worldwide
"The Sea with No Ships contains elegies and poems for beloved friends. As it moves from evocations of 'Rosa O'Doherty' (d. 1660 Louvain) to 'Van Gogh in Donegal' and from locations such as Heathrow Airport and Belgium to the Pacific coast, it celebrates memory, love and the human spirit."--Jacket
Sophocles' Electra by Sophocles( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
Desolation and despair reign supreme in the kingdom of Mycenae. The great Agamemnon has been brutally murdered ; his son Orestes has fled and his daughter Electra has been imprisoned within the walls of the castle. All hope seems lost until the sacred oracle speaks and replaces Electra's broken spirit with an unquenchable desire for justice and bloody vengeance
Gates of gold by Frank McGuinness( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
Conrad and Gabriel are lovers but when Alma arrives to tend to the sick Gabriel, their lives are unpicked and remade. Frank McGuinness's powerful, subtle and funny play explores where the boundaries of love, devotion and hate coalesce
Carthaginians ; and Baglady by Frank McGuinness( Book )
7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 137 libraries worldwide
Mutabilitie by Frank McGuinness( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and French and held by 128 libraries worldwide
Set in Ireland in the 16th century, 'Mutabilitie' examines England and Ireland and the background to colonial rule, and explores the area where myth meets and transforms reality and where the harshness of life is transmuted into hope by the chance meeting of a poet and a playwright. It is a mystical, poetical play grounded in the plays of Shakespeare but the harsh political realities are at its core
Plays two by Frank McGuinness( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
The stone jug by Frank McGuinness( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
Dolly West's kitchen by Frank McGuinness( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
The three sisters by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
Jarrell's translation clearly exhibits the sensitivity and poignancy of Chekhov's play which traces the intricate relationships between the sisters and the supporting characters
Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
Among the masterpieces of world literature, this great verse drama by Norway's famed playwright humorously yet profoundly explores the virtues, vices, and follies common to all humanity as it follows the roguish life of a charming but arrogant young man. A literary delight since it was first published in 1875
Booterstown by Frank McGuinness( Book )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
 
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English (154)
French (7)
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