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Lojek, Helen, 1944-
The spaces of Irish drama : stage and place in contemporary plays / Helen Heusner Lojek
1st ed
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  PR8789 .L59 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) English drama -- Irish authors -- History and criticism
English drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Setting (Literature)
Place (Philosophy) in literature
Subject Ireland -- In literature
Physical Description x, 181 p. ; cm
Summary "Contemporary Irish drama communicates not only through words but also through the non-verbal use of space - both the geographical places in which plays are set and the ways stage space is used. The work of cultural and physical geographers, brought to bear on plays by Friel, McPherson, Carr, and McGuinness, illuminates the extent to which perceptions of themes and characters are determined by the plays' uses of space. The plays shape reactions to issues of belonging and not belonging, home and homeland, by locating characters in specific places and by establishing stage spaces that inform perceptions of both Irish characters and Irish locales"-- Provided by publisher
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [159]-172) and index
Contents Introduction -- Mapping the territory : Brian Friel's Translations (1980) -- Picturing a changing landscape : Conor McPherson's The weir (1997) -- Travelling in place : Marina Carr's By the bog of cats? (1998) -- Exploring interiors : Frank McGuinness's Gates of gold (2002) -- Conclusion

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