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Conor McPherson: Imagining Mischief

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The first full-length study of one of Ireland's leading young playwrights. Part of the Contemporary Irish Writers series.


Conor McPherson has quickly established himself as one of Irelands brightest and best young playwrights. Plays such as Port Authority, Dublin Carol and the award-winning The Weir have been performed to great acclaim on stages in London and New York. His prolific output now includes work as a scriptwriter and director. His recent film, The Actors, featured Michael Caine and Dylan Moran.

Jerry Woods book, covering all of McPhersons work, is the first publication on this important writer/director. Wood argues that the playwrights use of forms such as monologues, combined with his rich storytelling ability, allows him to look afresh at many of the well-worn stereotypes of Irish theatre. As well as providing synopses and in-depth analysis of the plays and films, the book includes an extensive interview with Conor McPherson.

About the Author

Gerald C. Wood is a lecturer in English Literature at Carson-Newman College, Tennessee.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Author Wood, Gerald C.
Editor No
Print Format Paperback
ISBN-10 1-904148-11-5
ISBN-13 n/a
Illustrations No
Date of Publication June 2003
Number of Pages 200