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Rough Magic Theatre Company

Patrick Lonergan - Editor Price: $34.95

This book showcases outstanding new Irish playwriting, blending work by established and emerging playwrights, and also acts as a celebration of one of Ireland's most important and daring theatre companies

The Anthology gathers five plays by established and emerging playwrights and demonstrates Rough Magic's consistent willingness to push the boundaries of Irish theatre, both formally and thematically

As well as vibrant new adaptations of the world classics Peer Gynt and Phaedra, it presents vital new dramas that explore issues of urgent contemporary concern, such as sex and sexuality, emigration and climate change

With contributions from Hilary Fannin and Ellen Cranitch, Arthur Riordan, Sonya Kelly, Morna Regan, and Shane Mac an Bhaird as well as a foreword from Booker Prize-winning novelist Anne Enright - this book is an exciting snapshot of contemporary Irish playwriting

Each play is prefaced by an introductory essay by each of the playwrights

The five Plays are ...

Phaedra ~ Hilary Fannin & Ellen Cranitch
Peer Gynt ~ Arthur Riordan
The House Keeper ~ Morna Regan
How to Keep an Alien ~ Sonya Kelly
Melt ~ Shane Mac an Bhaird


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