Drama of War in the Theatre of Anne Devlin, Marie Jones, and Christina Reid, Three Irish Playwrights
|Liddy, Brenda J.
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The book is about 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.
“Brenda Liddy writes with the awareness of someone who is both a careful witness and astute commentator. Her work is simultaneously nuanced and locally aware, yet functions just as easily on a more universal level. This exceptionally insightful, astute and creative book is a decisive move towards addressing many of the analytical imbalances in current scholarship.”
– Dr. Eamonn Jordan, University College Dublin
Table of Contents
Foreword Dr Eamonn Jordan University College Dublin
List of Illustrations
1. ‘Warrior Lover, Fighting Side by Side to Death’:
Representations of War in Female-authored Contemporary
Northern Irish Drama.
Texts and Contexts: Northern Irish
2. ‘Belles on Balconies’: The Representation of Female
Community in Women’s Contemporary Drama During
3. ‘Warrior lover, fighting side by side to the death’: The
Representations of-Warrior Women in Female-authored Contemporary Northern Irish Drama
4. ‘So it’s only logical that a feminine influence has got to be brought to bear upon the troubled waters of Belfast at this point in time.’
The Representations of women as peacemakers in female-authored Northern Irish Drama
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