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Marina Carr Plays 1

Marina Carr

Marina Carr Plays 1 includes Love in the Dark, The Mai, Portia Coughlan and By the Bog of Cats…

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The first collection of plays by Marina Carr introduces the work of a major new voice in playwriting.

Love in the Dark
‘One of the most exciting, new and absolutely original aspects of Carr’s writing is the manner in which the sexism of the language and religious imagery is exposed… Marina Carr is a playwright to be watched.’ Sunday Tribune

The Mai
‘The writing is at once gentle and raucous… capable of articulating deep-seated woes and resentments in a manner you rarely find outside Eugene O’Neill.’ Observer

Portia Coughlan
‘A play of precocious maturity and accomplishment.’ Irish Times
Portia Coughlan packs a hell of a punch. It hurts to look at it. But it has to be seen.’ Irish Independent

By the Bog of Cats…
‘A poetic realism steeped in the past… Carr has an extraordinary ability to move between the mythic and the real.’ Guardian
‘A great play… a great work of poetry… the word should soon carry across both sides of the Atlantic.’ Independent


Marina Carr was brought up in County Offaly. A graduate of University College Dublin, she has written extensively for the theatre. She has taught at Villanova, Princeton, and currently teaches in the School of English, Dublin City University. Awards include the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, the Macaulay Fellowship, the E. M. Forster Prize from the American Academy of Arts and…

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