Martin McDonagh: A Casebook (Casebooks on Modern Dramatists) (Hardcover)

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Martin McDonagh: A Casebook (Casebooks on Modern Dramatists) (Hardcover)


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This book represents the first collection of original critical material on Martin McDonagh, one of the most celebrated young playwrights of the last decade. Credited with reinvigorating contemporary Irish drama, his dark, despairing comedies have been performed extensively both on Broadway and in the West End, culminating in an Olivier Award for the The Pillowman and an Academy Award for his short film Six Shooter.

In Martin McDonagh, Richard Rankin Russell brings together a variety of theoretical perspectives - from globalization to the gothic - to survey McDonagh's plays in unprecedented critical depth. Specially commissioned essays cover topics such as identity politics, the shadow of violence and the role of Catholicism in the work of this most precocious of contemporary dramatists.

Contributors: Marion Castleberry, Brian Cliff, Joan Fitzpatrick Dean, Maria Doyle, Laura Eldred, Jos Lanters, Patrick Lonergan, Stephanie Pocock, Richard Rankin Russell, Karen Vandevelde

Richard Rankin Russell is Assistant Professor of English at Baylor University.
Product Details ISBN: 9780415977654
ISBN-10: 0415977657
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: December 1st, 2007
Pages: 188
Language: English
Series: Casebooks on Modern Dramatists