Contexts for Frank McGuinnesss Drama David Haig

ISBN: 9780813213569

Published: January 6th 2004

Hardcover

283 pages


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Contexts for Frank McGuinnesss Drama  by  David Haig

Contexts for Frank McGuinnesss Drama by David Haig
January 6th 2004 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 283 pages | ISBN: 9780813213569 | 9.25 Mb

Since his debut on the Irish theatre scene with The Factory Girls (1982), Frank McGuinness has been his generations most prolific and significant playwright, earning applause and awards throughout the English-speaking world (and beyond) for suchMoreSince his debut on the Irish theatre scene with The Factory Girls (1982), Frank McGuinness has been his generations most prolific and significant playwright, earning applause and awards throughout the English-speaking world (and beyond) for such plays as Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme (1984) and Someone Wholl Watch Over Me (1994).

Contexts for Frank McGuinnesss Drama is the most complete consideration of the playwright yet published, including discussion of his original stage work through Gates of Gold (2002) and highlighting the connections between McGuinnesss creativity and the biographical, geographical, social and literary factors that have shaped his world.

materials McGuinness has deposited in the University College Dublin Library. It also draws heavily on extended interviews with the playwright and with directors and actors who have worked with him. A thorough examination of contemporary reviews and production histories completes the complex background against which both texts and productions are examined.

balances close attention to text with awareness of production factors. It illuminates the work of a playwright whose themes and techniques are strikingly varied and reveals the importance of his ongoing legacy.



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