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(2018) Marina Carr, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.


towards a matriarchal lineage

Melissa Sihra

pp. 1-38

In a handwritten draft of By the Bog of Cats from 1995 the central character Angel Waters says, "Ah am wan of ye! Noha piece a" livestock to be shunted from pasture to pasture". Angel's plea for inclusion within her own community echoes women's refusal to be consigned to the margins of Irish theatre. This book locates the theatre of Marina Carr within a female genealogy that revises the patriarchal sweep of modern Irish drama.

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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-98331-8_1

Full citation:

Sihra, M. (2018). Introduction: towards a matriarchal lineage, in Marina Carr, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1-38.

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