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Seen and Heard

Six New Plays by Irish Women


Cathy Leeney

These plays make a rich, funny, moving, and theatrically exhilarating collection. In a diversity of stories, styles, and settings they re-define the limits of Irish theatre for the new century. These playwrights create an Irish theatre looking out to the world around it, re-inventing our sense of the past, our connections with others, and our unsettled present. They have all been seen, heard, and acclaimed by Irish and British audiences in recent years. Now coming to you in print, some bearing major awards.
Contents: Cathy Leeney: Introduction – Maria Elisabeth Burke-Kennedy: Women In Arms – Síofra Campbell: Couch – Emma Donoghue: I Know My Own Heart – Anne Le Marquand Hartigan: La Corbière – Michelle Read: The Lost Letters of a Victorian Lady – Dolores Walshe: In the Talking Dark.