Representing Sexual Violence in the Early Plays of Conor McPherson

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Conor McPherson’s plays frequently evoke a sense of sexual violence and threat. The violence is not enacted on stage or expressed in violent dialogue, but rather is usually spoken by one character as a past-tense, reflective narrative, that functions to reveal something significant about the characters, their emotional states, or transitional events in their biographies. This essay aims to examine four of McPherson’s early plays to explore the representation of sexual violence and its dramatic function.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Theatre of Conor McPherson: Right Beside the Beyond
Place of PublicationDublin
PublisherCarysfort Press
ISBN (Print)978-1-904505-61-7
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 28 Sept 2012


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