Sullied Magnificence: The Theatre of Mark O’Rowe is a collection of essays that combines the voices of Mark O’Rowe’s collaborators and critics with analysis by leading academics. It examines the role of the actor and director in monologue theatre. It questions the use of violence in O’Rowe’s films and plays. It explores influences and inspirations, and provides a thorough introduction to the work of one of Ireland’s most unique theatrical voices. It also takes a brief look at O’Rowe’s work for film, as both writer and director, and the crossover effect this work has had on his plays.