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The Cripple Of Inishmaan

Author : Martin McDonagh
ISBN : 9781472522313
Genre : Drama
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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 Billy, an unloved and crippled 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. As news of his audacity ripples through 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 fulfilled 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 New York Times Theater Reviews 1997 1998

Author : New York Times
ISBN : 0815333412
Genre : Performing Arts
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From the musical hits Lion King and Bring In da Noise, Bring In da Funk, to off-Broadway plays such as Beauty Queen of Leenane and Wit, this volume features a chronological collection of facsimiles of every theatre review and awards article published in the New York Times between January 1997 and December 1998. The text includes a full index of personal names, titles, and corporate names.
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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 Theatre And Films Of Martin Mcdonagh

Author : Patrick Lonergan
ISBN : 9781408136126
Genre : Drama
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Martin McDonagh is one of the world's most popular dramatists. This is a highly readable and illuminating analysis of his career to date that will appeal to the legions of fans of his stage plays and the films Six Shooter and In Bruges. As a resource for students and practitioners it is unrivalled, providing an authoritative and enquiring approach to his work that moves beyond the tired discussions of national identity to offer a comprehensive critical exploration. Patrick Lonergan provides a detailed analysis of each of his plays and films, their original staging, critical reception, and the connections within and between the Leenane Trilogy, the Aran Islands plays and more recent work. It includes an interview with Garry Hynes, artistic director of Druid Theatre Company, and offers four critical essays on key features of McDonagh's work by leading international scholars: Joan Dean, Eamonn Jordan, Jose Lanters and Karen O'Brien. A series of further resources including a chronology, glossary, notes on McDonagh's use of language and a list of further reading makes this the perfect companion to one of the most exciting dramatists writing today.
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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.
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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

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