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The Cripple Of Inishmaan

Author : Martin McDonagh
ISBN : 9781472539236
Genre : Drama
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"Mr McDonagh is destined to be one of the theatrical luminaries of the 21st century" (The New Republic) In 1934, the people of Inishmaan learn that the Hollywood director Robert Flaherty is coming to the neighbouring island to film his documentary Man of Aran. No one is more excited than Cripple Billy, an unloved boy whose chief occupation has been gazing at cows and yearning for a girl who wants no part of him. For Billy is determined to cross the sea and audition for the Yank. And as news of his audacity ripples thorugh his rumour-starved community, The Cripple of Inishmaan becomes a merciless portrayal of a world so comically cramped and mean-spirited that hope is an affront to its order. With this bleak yet uproariously funny play, Martin McDonagh fulfills the promise of his award-winning The Beauty Queen of Leenane while confirming his place in a tradition that extends from Synge to O'Casey and Brendan Behan.
Category: Drama

The Function Of Comic Characters In The Cripple Of Inishmaan

Author : Daniel Knauer
ISBN : 9783638840194
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Essay from the year 2004 in the subject English - Discussion and Essays, grade: 14/20 (= dt. 2,7), University of Aberdeen, course: States of Mind: Contemporary Irish and Scottish Literature, 6 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This essay (ca 2,300 words) concentrates on how comedy functions as a means of revealing characters in THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, an Irish drama of the late 1990s, written by Martin McDonagh. Central to the essay are a detailed examination of the most relevant characters and the comic effects McDonagh applies to them, both from the viewer's point of view during the play and after the thought-provoking ending.
Category: Literary Criticism

Comic Elements In The Drama Cripple Of Inishmaan By Martin Mcdonagh

Author : Maren Tanner
ISBN : 9783656474296
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,7, University of Tubingen, course: Irish Drama, language: English, abstract: The purpose of this paper is to analyze various comedic elements and their function in the drama “Cripple of Inishmaan”. First, there will be a closer look on the author Martin McDonagh, who is known for his individual style and also for other comedies, like “Behanding in Spokane” of “The Pillowman”. Later, it will be focused on the play itself; what is the plot, which role play setting and characters. It will be also discussed, how the “Cripple of Inishmaan” fulfills the aspects of an Irish national drama. But the main question to analyze is, if the play can be considered as a dark comedy. For this purpose, the term “comedy” will be defined and it will be analyzed how the terminology of Frye and the three theories of humour can be applied to the the play ”Cripple of Inishmaan”. It is to show that the drama fulfills the elements of a comedy. In the main part there will be a closer look on the drama itself; especially on the funny characters and their behaviour.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Theatre Of Martin Mcdonagh

Author : Lilian Chambers
ISBN : 1904505198
Genre : Literary Criticism
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With such plays as The Beauty Queen (1996), The Cripple of Inishmaan (1997), The Lonesome West (1997), A Skull in Connemara (1997), The Lieutenant of Inishmore (2001), and The Pillowman (2003) Martin McDonagh has made a huge reputation for himself in ternationally, winning multiple awards for his work and enjoying universal critical acclaim. Most recently, he won an Oscar for his short film Six Shooter (2006). This collection of essays is a vital and significant response to the many challenges set by McDonagh for those involved in the production and reception of his work. The volume brings together critics and commentators from around the world, who assess the work from a diverse range of often provocative approaches. What is not surprising is the focus and commitment of the engagement, given the controversial and st Whether for or against, this is an essential read for all who wish to enter the complex debate about the Theatre of Martin McDonagh.
Category: Literary Criticism

The New York Times Theater Reviews 1997 1998

Author : Times Times Books
ISBN : 0815333412
Genre : Performing Arts
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This anthology examines Love's Labours Lost from a variety of perspectives and through a wide range of materials. Selections discuss the play in terms of historical context, dating, and sources; character analysis; comic elements and verbal conceits; evidence of authorship; performance analysis; and feminist interpretations. Alongside theater reviews, production photographs, and critical commentary, the volume also includes essays written by practicing theater artists who have worked on the play. An index by name, literary work, and concept rounds out this valuable resource.
Category: Performing Arts

What Rough Beasts Irish And Scottish Studies In The New Millennium

Author : Shane Alcobia-Murphy
ISBN : 9781443802215
Genre : Literary Criticism
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What Rough Beasts presents an innovative and diverse collection of new research papers which investigate key literary and historical issues in Irish and Scottish Studies, providing a view onto the range of current research interests both within and across the two disciplines. From a selection of papers presented at an AHRC-sponsored conference held at the University of Aberdeen, the volume showcases original material by both emergent and established scholars. Opening up illuminating conversations between often diverse areas of study, this book covers issues including: poetry and violence; film and drama; history and historiography; ethnography and literature; the politics of representation.
Category: Literary Criticism

Contemporary Authors New Revision Series

Author : Thomson Gale
ISBN : 0787678953
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. Information is provided by the authors themselves or drawn from published interviews, feature stories, book reviews and other materials provided by the authors/publishers.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Methuen Drama Anthology Of Irish Plays

Author : Brendan Behan
ISBN : UCSC:32106019800900
Genre : Drama
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This volume contains major works by five of Ireland's leading playwrights. Challenging notions of a national identity and boldly pushing conventions of theatrical form, they form an outstanding collection spanning the second half of the twentieth century.
Category: Drama

Irish National Cinema

Author : Ruth Barton
ISBN : 9781134468195
Genre : Performing Arts
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From the international successes of Neil Jordan and Jim Sheridan, to the smaller productions of the new generation of Irish filmmakers, this book explores questions of nationalism, gender identities, the representation of the Troubles and of Irish history as well as cinema's response to the so-called Celtic Tiger and its aftermath. Irish National Cinema argues that in order to understand the unique position of filmmaking in Ireland and the inheritance on which contemporary filmmakers draw, definitions of the Irish culture and identity must take into account the so-called Irish diaspora and engage with its cinema. An invaluable resource for students of world cinema.
Category: Performing Arts