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Representing Sexual Violence in the Early Plays of Conor McPherson

Fitzpatrick, Lisa (2012) Representing Sexual Violence in the Early Plays of Conor McPherson. In: The Theatre of Conor McPherson: Right Beside the Beyond. Carysfort Press, Dublin, Dublin, pp. 61-76. ISBN 978-1-904505-61-7 [Book section]

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Abstract

Conor McPherson’s plays frequently evoke a sense of sexual violence and threat. The violence is not enacted on stage or expressed in violent dialogue, but rather is usually spoken by one character as a past-tense, reflective narrative, that functions to reveal something significant about the characters, their emotional states, or transitional events in their biographies. This essay aims to examine four of McPherson’s early plays to explore the representation of sexual violence and its dramatic function.

Item Type:Book section
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Arts > School of Creative Arts and Technologies
Research Institutes and Groups:Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Arts and Humanities Research Institute > Creative Arts and Technologies
ID Code:25269
Deposited By: Dr Lisa Fitzpatrick
Deposited On:19 Mar 2013 10:14
Last Modified:19 Mar 2013 10:14

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