This essay looks at the representation of haunted and haunting female characters in Conor McPherson's dramas The Weir (1997), The Veil (2011), and Paula (2017). The first two of these are written for the stage, and Paula is written for television. Each of these works represents a female protagonist that functions as the locus or the catalyst for the supernatural, uncanny, or fantastic. This essay explores these works as examples of these literary genres, defining the fantastic from the work of Tzvetan Todorov.
|Title of host publication||The Theatre and Films of Conor McPherson|
|Subtitle of host publication||Conspicuous Communities|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||177|
|ISBN (Print)||1350051217, 978-1350051218|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Feb 2019|
- Drama, Film, Irish, McPherson
Fitzpatrick, L. (2019). Conor McPherson's Haunted Women: The Weir, The Veil, and Paula. In E. Jordan (Ed.), The Theatre and Films of Conor McPherson: Conspicuous Communities (pp. 164). London: Methuen Publishing.