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The Theatre of Marie Jones: Telling Stories from the Ground Up

McNulty, Eugene and Maguire, Tom, eds. (2015) The Theatre of Marie Jones: Telling Stories from the Ground Up. Dublin. 220 pp. Carysfort Press. ISBN 978-1-909325-65-4. [Book (edited)]

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Marie Jones is one of the most prolific and popular writers working in Northern Irish theatre today. Her work has achieved local relevance and international recognition. In the course of a remarkable career now spanning five decades, Jones has been an actor, playwright, and screenwriter; she also helped establish two major Irish theatre companies (Charabanc and DubbelJoint) as well as playing a major role in theatre-in-education through her plays for Replay Productions. From her earliest work with Charabanc in the early 1980s to the present day, Jones’s work has engaged with Irish (and, more often than not, specifically Northern Irish) experience in ways that reveal the ways in which the personal is political in a distinctive form of popular theatre. This volume of essays engages critically with Jones’s oeuvre, her reception in Ireland and beyond, and her position in the canon of contemporary drama.

Item Type:Book (edited)
Keywords:Irish drama; Irish theatre; playwriting; Irish literature;
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:31326
Deposited By: Dr Thomas Maguire
Deposited On:29 Apr 2015 12:28
Last Modified:29 Apr 2015 12:28

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