Conor McPherson has quickly established himself as one of Irelands brightest and best young playwrights. Plays such as Port Authority, Dublin Carol and the award-winning The Weir have been performed to great acclaim on stages in London and New York. His prolific output now includes work as a scriptwriter and director. His recent film, The Actors, featured Michael Caine and Dylan Moran.
Jerry Woods book, covering all of McPhersons work, is the first publication on this important writer/director. Wood argues that the playwrights use of forms such as monologues, combined with his rich storytelling ability, allows him to look afresh at many of the well-worn stereotypes of Irish theatre. As well as providing synopses and in-depth analysis of the plays and films, the book includes an extensive interview with Conor McPherson.
About the Author
Gerald C. Wood is a lecturer in English Literature at Carson-Newman College, Tennessee.
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Author Wood, Gerald C. Editor No Print Format Paperback ISBN-10 1-904148-11-5 ISBN-13 n/a Illustrations No Date of Publication June 2003 Number of Pages 200