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The Vision of MacConglinne and other plays

Padraic Fallon

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ISBN: 978 1 857546 63 7
Categories: 21st Century, Irish
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Published: March 2005
216 x 135 x 19 mm
196 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • "A poet needs to break down those three walls [of the modern stage] somehow, and let another world through so that, indeed, some of the characters bring a comet-tail of something larger than the human along with them." (Padraic Fallon)

    Padric Fallon created many brilliant radio plays during the 1950s, a time now recognised as the medium's golden age. He wrote with a sure sense of how the play would perform, but his works are also central to his poetic vision, expressions of the inner drama that, as he declared, 'goes on in the psyche where worlds are meeting and where history is always of the present'.

    These three plays, published for the first time - The Vision of MacConglinne (1953), The Poplar (1953) and The Hags of Clough (1957) - reveal the range of Fallon's historical and social themes, combining intellectual subtlety with lyrical beauty and moments of broad humour. Brian Fallon has edited the plays from original scripts, and his introduction explores their literary context and production history
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    Fallon, The Vision of MacConglinne



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    Introduction vii



    The Vision of Mac Conglinne: A Play in Two Parts 1

    The Poplar 85

    The Hags of Clough 113

    PADRAIC FALLON was born in Athenry, Co. Galway in 1905. He moved to Dublin while he was in his teens, and his first poems were published there by George Russell. He married in 1930, and had six sons, of whom four survive. His middle years were spent in Wexford, and it ... read more
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