This is a critical evaluation of the Northern Irish playwright Frank McGuinness, best known for the plays "Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme" and "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me". Memory, history, myth, identity and performance are ...
recurring themes in McGuinness's drama. His work is formally inventive, demanding, generous and aggressive in a way that makes his theatre a confrontational, salient and enlighted-ning experience. The title of this text "The Feast of Famine" captures the confluence of contradictory forces at play in McGuinness's work: the celebratory and communal notions of festivity and the destructive intensity of famine. This study places these dynamic energies within a carnivalesque consciousness which is transgressive and highly theatrical.
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