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Marina Carr (born 1964) is an Irish playwright.

Born in Tullamore, County Offaly, Carr attended University College Dublin before holding posts as writer-in-residence at the Abbey Theatre and Trinity College Dublin. She served as Heimbold Professor of Irish Studies at Villanova University in 2003. Her award-winning plays...largely poetic tragedies of rural Irish domestic life...have been produced around the world. She currently lives in Kerry and is a member of Aosdána.

Like the works of several other contemporary Irish playwrights, Carr's plays frequently include instances of black humor and severe physical brutality. She is distinguished, however, most notably by the fact that several of her plays are filled with classical Greek allusion or are loose retellings of classical Greek myths.

In Carr's early work, she experiments with style as she seeks to find her own. Low in the Dark (1989), her first play, is an absurdist piece in which gender roles and misconceptions are farcically addressed. The style reflects her early interest in fellow Irish playwright Samuel Beckett. Carr's next few experiments are The Deer Surrender (1990), This Love Thing (1991), and Ullaloo (1991). She won the 1997 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

Her following play, The Mai (1994), won Best New Play from the Dublin Theatre Festival and marked a shift in Carr's writing style. Though it is not an adaptation of a Greek play, it has distinct classical resonances, rising from questions of truth, legacy/heredity, and fate. The same can be said of her next play, Portia Coughlan (1996). Her other works include By the Bog of Cats (1998), a retelling of Euripides' Medea; On Raftery's Hill (2000); Ariel (2002), a retelling of Euripides Iphigenia at Aulis extended into the aftermath shown in Aeschylus' Oresteia; and Woman and Scarecrow (2006).

In February 2009 Carr debuted two plays in Dublin - Marble at the Abbey Theatre (directed by Jeremy Herrin), and a children's play, The Giant Blue Hand, at Dublin's Cultural Centre for Children, The Ark.

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Total Books: 30
Woman and Scarecrow - Acting Edition
2010 - Woman and Scarecrow - Acting Edition (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780822224167
ISBN-10: 082222416X
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction

Marble - Acting Edition
2010 - Marble - Acting Edition (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780822224174
ISBN-10: 0822224178
Genre: Literature & Fiction

2009 - Marble (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781852354671
ISBN-10: 1852354674
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Cordelia Dream
2008 - The Cordelia Dream (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571242627
ISBN-10: 0571242626
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Woman and Scarecrow
2006 - Woman and Scarecrow (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571233410
ISBN-10: 0571233414
Genre: Literature & Fiction

By the Bog of Cats
2004 - By the Bog of Cats (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571227662
ISBN-10: 057122766X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

2002 - Ariel (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781852353315
ISBN-10: 1852353317
Genre: Literature & Fiction

On Raftery's Hill
2002 - On Raftery's Hill (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780822218555
ISBN-10: 0822218550
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction

Marina Carr Plays 1  Low in the Dark The Mai Portia Coughlan By the Bog of Cats
Playspotting Die Londoner Theaterszene der 90er
1998 - Playspotting Die Londoner Theaterszene Der 90er (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783499223747
ISBN-10: 3499223740

Portia Coughlan
1998 - Portia Coughlan [Gallery Books] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781852352264
ISBN-10: 1852352264
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Portia Coghlan
1997 - Portia Coghlan (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571190232
ISBN-10: 0571190235
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Dazzling Dark New Irish Plays  Danti-Dan a Picture of Paradise Good Evening Mr Collins Portia Coughlan
1995 - Mai (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781852351625
ISBN-10: 1852351624

The Mai
The Mai (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780822218531
ISBN-10: 0822218534
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Cordelia Dream Marina Carr
The Cordelia Dream Marina Carr (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781852354558
ISBN-10: 1852354550