The Cripple of Inishmaan

This Student Edition, complete with plot summary and scholarly notes, is edited by Dr. P.J. Mathews of University College Dublin.

Author: Martin McDonagh

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472533982

Category: Literary Criticism

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In 1934, the people of Inishmaan learn that the Hollywood director Robert Flaherty is coming to the neighbouring island to film his documentary Man of Aran. No one is more excited than Billy, an unloved and crippled boy whose chief occupation has been gazing at cows and yearning for a girl who wants no part of him. For Billy is determined to cross the sea and audition for the Yank. As news of his audacity ripples through his rumour-starved community, The Cripple of Inishmaan becomes a merciless portrayal of a world so comically cramped and mean-spirited that hope is an affront to its order. With this bleak yet uproariously funny play, Martin McDonagh fulfilled the promise of his award-winning The Beauty Queen of Leenane while confirming his place in a tradition that extends from Synge to O'Casey and Brendan Behan. This Student Edition, complete with plot summary and scholarly notes, is edited by Dr. P.J. Mathews of University College Dublin.
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Comic Elements in the Drama Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh

Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,7, University of Tubingen, course: Irish Drama, language: English, abstract: The purpose of this paper is to analyze various ...

Author: Maren Tanner

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783656474296

Category: Literary Criticism

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Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,7, University of Tubingen, course: Irish Drama, language: English, abstract: The purpose of this paper is to analyze various comedic elements and their function in the drama “Cripple of Inishmaan”. First, there will be a closer look on the author Martin McDonagh, who is known for his individual style and also for other comedies, like “Behanding in Spokane” of “The Pillowman”. Later, it will be focused on the play itself; what is the plot, which role play setting and characters. It will be also discussed, how the “Cripple of Inishmaan” fulfills the aspects of an Irish national drama. But the main question to analyze is, if the play can be considered as a dark comedy. For this purpose, the term “comedy” will be defined and it will be analyzed how the terminology of Frye and the three theories of humour can be applied to the the play ”Cripple of Inishmaan”. It is to show that the drama fulfills the elements of a comedy. In the main part there will be a closer look on the drama itself; especially on the funny characters and their behaviour.
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The function of comic characters in THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN

Essay from the year 2004 in the subject Didactics - English - Discussion and Essays, grade: 14/20 (= dt. 2,7), University of Aberdeen, course: States of Mind: Contemporary Irish and Scottish Literature, 6 entries in the bibliography, ...

Author: Daniel Knauer

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783638840194

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 10

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Essay from the year 2004 in the subject English - Discussion and Essays, grade: 14/20 (= dt. 2,7), University of Aberdeen, course: States of Mind: Contemporary Irish and Scottish Literature, 6 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This essay (ca 2,300 words) concentrates on how comedy functions as a means of revealing characters in THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, an Irish drama of the late 1990s, written by Martin McDonagh. Central to the essay are a detailed examination of the most relevant characters and the comic effects McDonagh applies to them, both from the viewer's point of view during the play and after the thought-provoking ending.
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The Cripple of Inishmaan

Unmarked copy of the revival of the play that opened on Broadway April 20, 2014, directed by Michael Grandage and starring Daniel Radcliffe.

Author: Martin McDonagh

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:956654160

Category: Aran Islands (Ireland)

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Unmarked copy of the revival of the play that opened on Broadway April 20, 2014, directed by Michael Grandage and starring Daniel Radcliffe.
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The Theatre of Martin McDonagh

The Cripple of Inishmaan ? ' Twisted Lives in a Provincial Irish Setting ' Newman Theatre New York Times 8 April 1998 Ben Brantley His body a study in conflicting angles , as if contorted by unseen winds , Cripple Billy moves athwart ...

Author: Lilian Chambers

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 1904505198

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 443

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With such plays as The Beauty Queen (1996), The Cripple of Inishmaan (1997), The Lonesome West (1997), A Skull in Connemara (1997), The Lieutenant of Inishmore (2001), and The Pillowman (2003) Martin McDonagh has made a huge reputation for himself in ternationally, winning multiple awards for his work and enjoying universal critical acclaim. Most recently, he won an Oscar for his short film Six Shooter (2006). This collection of essays is a vital and significant response to the many challenges set by McDonagh for those involved in the production and reception of his work. The volume brings together critics and commentators from around the world, who assess the work from a diverse range of often provocative approaches. What is not surprising is the focus and commitment of the engagement, given the controversial and st Whether for or against, this is an essential read for all who wish to enter the complex debate about the Theatre of Martin McDonagh.
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The New York Times Theater Reviews 1997 1998

Subtract the odd television set and Australian soap opera , and the ecology of “ The Cripple of Inishmaan " is much the same . The setting this time is the Aran Islands , where Synge himself went to observe and write and , years later ...

Author: Times Times Books

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0815333412

Category: Performing Arts

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This anthology examines Love's Labours Lost from a variety of perspectives and through a wide range of materials. Selections discuss the play in terms of historical context, dating, and sources; character analysis; comic elements and verbal conceits; evidence of authorship; performance analysis; and feminist interpretations. Alongside theater reviews, production photographs, and critical commentary, the volume also includes essays written by practicing theater artists who have worked on the play. An index by name, literary work, and concept rounds out this valuable resource.
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Martin McDonagh

This book represents the first collection of original critical material on Martin McDonagh, one of the most celebrated young playwrights of the last decade.

Author: Richard Rankin Russell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135868093

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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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, José Lanters, Patrick Lonergan, Stephanie Pocock, Richard Rankin Russell, Karen Vandevelde
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