The Drama of War in the Theatre of Anne Devlin, Marie Jones, and Christina Reid: Three Irish Playwrights

The Drama of War in the Theatre of Anne Devlin, Marie Jones, and Christina Reid: Three Irish Playwrights

By: Brenda Josephine Liddy (author)Hardback

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This book analyzes the representation of war in the plays of Anne Devlin, Marie Jones and Christina Reid. Cumulatively, the plays demonstrate a symbiotic relationship between war and gender, showing women's response to war as complex and diverse. The work of these three playwrights suggests that women played a much bigger part in the conflict and in the post-conflict environment than has been acknowledged. This study establishes a model for women's war drama. This has not been done in other books and therefore it makes an innovative and significant contribution to academic research. It is an extremely well researched book that demonstrates a high level of knowledge and understanding of theoretical perspectives, relevant criticism and women's dramatic writing in contemporary Northern Ireland. The close reading of the plays is excellent. The book demonstrates clear independence of thinking and the research is original. The argument that women's dramatic writing was influenced by the Troubles is proven and the evidence provided demonstrates that these plays shape our understanding of the canon of war literature.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773437913
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 136
  • ID: 9780773437913
  • ISBN10: 0773437916

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