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Marina Carr

Pastures of the Unknown

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Marina Carr by Melissa Sihra
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This book locates the theatre of Marina Carr within a female genealogy that revises the patriarchal origins of modern Irish drama. The creative vision of Lady Augusta Gregory underpins the analysis of Carr's dramatic vision throughout the volume in order to re-situate the woman artist as central to Irish theatre. For Carr, `writing is more about the things you cannot understand than the things you can', and her evocation of `pastures of the unknown' forms the thematic through-line of this work. Lady Gregory's plays offer an intuitive lineage with Carr which can be identified in their use of language, myth, landscape, women, the transformative power of storytelling and infinite energies of nature and the Otherworld. This book reconnects the severed bridge between Carr and Gregory in order to acknowledge a foundational status for all women in Irish theatre.

Author Biography

Melissa Sihra is Head of Drama at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, and Assistant Professor of Drama. She is editor of Women in Irish Drama: A Century of Authorship and Representation and was President of the Irish Society for Theatre Research from 2011-15. She is a Dramaturg and regular speaker at the Lady Gregory Autumn Gathering at Coole Park.
Release date Australia
November 6th, 2018
Author
Pages
303
Edition
1st ed. 2018
Illustrations
16 Illustrations, black and white; XIV, 303 p. 16 illus.
Country of Publication
Switzerland
Imprint
Springer International Publishing AG
ISBN-13
9783319983301
Product ID
28254989

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