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: 9781472532206

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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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

Page: 508

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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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Border Crossings

These are of course the words of Slippy Helen in The Cripple of Inishmaan, upon viewing Flaherty's film and pegging eggs at the sheet on which it's being projected, a sheet that apparently has other stains on it already.

Author: Lauren Clark

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443854115

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 295

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Borderlands, boundaries and frontiers are crucibles for diverse cultures and multiple alternative histories. Nowhere is this truer than in the debateable lands between nation states in what is commonly known as the British Isles. This collection takes the reader on an imaginative journey inside the borders, offering a fresh perspective on the liminality of these porous and contested terrains and the liminal peoples therein. Implicitly or explicitly, the contributors to this volume, in one way or another acknowledge that the term ‘borderland’ is imprecise, ambiguous and never neutral, and due to its liminal status, a crucible for multiple and competing identities. As the essays in this collection show, these borders don’t have to be geographical, but can extend to any cultural, psychic or social terrain which exists beyond or between accepted categories, power structures, nations or states. This collection concerns itself with Borders Theory in its multifarious manifestations from pre-history to the present day. Border Crossings draws together a number of key researchers in their respective fields and enables a dialogue between different disciplines and theoreticians. More generally, in its disciplinary and theoretical scope, the collection links with a number of other works, whilst its focus on England, Ireland and Scotland maintains its distinctiveness and addresses an area of comparative critical neglect.
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Words as Swords Verbal Violence as a Construction of Authority in Renaissance and Contemporary English Drama

In Martin McDonagh's plays such as The Queen of Leenane (1996) and The Cripple of Inishmaan (1997), ... extreme level of verbal and psychological violence exerted by the folk of the island of Inishmaan towards Billy, a crippled orphan.

Author: Senlen Sila

Publisher: ibidem-Verlag / ibidem Press

ISBN: 9783838259826

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 196

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Verbal violence, as a sophisticated means of persuasion and manipulation, is as effective on the stage as physical violence. Since the destructive effects of verbal violence are less recognized and long-term, it is a vital instrument for constructing power and authority. Sıla Şenlen tackles this subject in Renaissance and contemporary English drama. In Renaissance tragedies composed in blank-verse such as Marlowe’s Tamburlaine, Part I, and Shakespeare’s Richard III, political power is identified and matched with a powerful rhetorical style. Almost all of the battles in such plays are fought verbally rather than physically on the stage. In these verbal duels or battles, competent speakers such as Tamburlaine and Richard III exploit the frontiers of deception, manipulate, abuse and destroy their opponents with low verbal competence through verbal violence. Thus, a parallel is drawn between rhetorical skills and military power, and between ‘word’ and ‘sword’. In contemporary English plays, the violence of daily language not only contributes to the creation of a realistic spectacle, but also –and more importantly– to the process of replacing free critical thinking by automatically preconceived patterns of thought and speech. Institutions and related discourses function to set up norms or standards against which people are defined, categorized, judged and punished. In Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party and Anthony Neilson’s The Censor, verbal violence in the form of daily language is not only deployed to construct authority, dominate and ‘standardize’ subjects, but also to deconstruct and defy authority.
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Adaptation and Nation

The Cripple of Inishmaan (1996) forms the first part of the so-called Aran Isles trilogy of McDonagh plays, followed by The Lieutenant of Inishmore in 2001 and The Banshees of Inisheer, which has never been produced.

Author: Catherine Rees

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137425874

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 185

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This book focuses on modern theatrical adaptations that rework classic plays in new British and Irish settings. It explores these shifted national contexts and examines what they might reveal about the political and cultural climate of the new setting. In examining the modern setting alongside the country of the original text, it also reveals fascinating resonances between two different national contexts. The book discusses five British and Irish playwrights and their current adaptations, examining well-known dramatists such as Martin McDonagh, Sarah Kane and Brian Friel, while analysing some of their less well-known plays, offering a novel examination of the adaptation process. The book further provides an insightful commentary on some significant events of the twentieth century in Britain and Ireland, such as the historic Labour victory of 1945 and scandals in the Royal Family since the 1990s. This book will appeal to theatre and performance enthusiasts, as well as students and scholars of both theatre and adaptation.
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Short and Sweet

... Variety " ... wicked fun ... the evening explodes with laughter . ” - New York Magazine ( 4M , 3W ) ISBN : 0-8222-1751-1 SHORT AND SWEET Monologues for Young Actors by Willie Reale. * THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN by Martin McDonagh .

Author: Willie Reale

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 0822217708

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 31

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THE STORIES: A delightful collection of monologues for young actors, SHORT AND SWEET explores subjects as diverse as bullies, first kisses, fat camp and diaries, and even turns an unblinking eye towards that most vexing of questions--how you can lov
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What s anything got to do with anything

Diese Dichotomie offenbart sich in McDonaghs The Cripple of Inishmaan in der Darstellung der irischen Bevölkerung Inishmaans in Robert Flahertys Pseudo-Dokumentarfilm The Man of Aran. Das wohl prominenteste und auffallendste ...

Author: Sophia Schmidt

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643130464

Category: English drama

Page: 466

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Die vorliegende Arbeit nimmt es sich zum Ziel, das in-yer-face theatre in einen postmodernen diskursiven Kontext zu setzen, um erweiterten Bedeutungsspektren und Sinnzusammenhängen Raum zu bieten. Indem Figuren, Handlung, Zeit und Raum sowie Sprache ihrer repräsentationalen Funktion entbunden werden, verweisen sie metaisierend auf die eigene ontische Präsenz und die Pluralisierungen der postmodernen Gesellschaft spiegeln sich in neuer Subjektivität und Geschichtskonzeptionen wider. In diesem Sinne kommt es zu einer Repolitisierung des Postmoderne-Begriffs.
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Stage Play and Screen Play

The Cripple of Inishmaan and Stones in his Pockets Some dramatists, such as playwright and film director Martin McDonagh, have been able to assimilate this type of classic cinema within a pre-written play as a relevant device.

Author: Michael Ingham

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317555216

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 230

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Dialogue between film and theatre studies is frequently hampered by the lack of a shared vocabulary. Stage-Play and Screen-Play sets out to remedy this, mapping out an intermedial space in which both film and theatre might be examined. Each chapter’s evaluation of the processes and products of stage-to-screen and screen-to-stage transfer is grounded in relevant, applied contexts. Michael Ingham draws upon the growing field of adaptation studies to present case studies ranging from Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan and RSC Live’s simulcast of Richard II to F.W. Murnau’s silent Tartüff, Peter Bogdanovich’s film adaptation of Michael Frayn’s Noises Off, and Akiro Kurosawa’s Ran, highlighting the multiple interfaces between media. Offering a fresh insight into the ways in which film and theatre communicate dramatic performances, this volume is a must-read for students and scholars of stage and screen.
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Critical Moments

The Cripple of Inishmaan , by Martin McDonagh Public Theatre , New York New York Daily News , 8 April 1998 With The Beauty Queen of Leenane due to transfer to Broadway later this month , the young Anglo - Irish playwright Martin ...

Author: Fintan O'Toole

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 1904505031

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

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Few figures are more respected and quoted internationally than Fintan O'Toole, both as a controversial and provocative political commentator and theatre critic. This extensive collection brings together a wide range of his writings going back to 1980. It provides a privileged insight into the great moments of contemporary Irish theatre, marking the contributions of playwrights (Carr, Murphy, Friel, McGuinness), directors (Hynes, Byrne), actors (Hickey, McKenna), and designers (Vanek, Frawley). It also demonstrates his unsettling of the usual "canon," with his thoughtful arguments promoting certain playwrights who deserve to up be there with Ireland's best, including Antoine O'Flatharta, Paul Mercier, Dermot Bolger, and David Byrne.
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