Reviews

Theatre Review: A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing

For anyone who’s read Eimear McBride’s uncompromising and brilliant debut novel A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing - where language is ne plus ultra – a stage adaptation seems like an obvious reimagining. On the page, Girl’s narrative is a harrowing monologue tracing her...

Review: Dept of Speculation by Jenny Offill

Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill (Granta) There is a scene in Jenny Offill’s Dept. of Speculation where the writer protagonist bumps into a man she used to know. “I think I must have missed your second book?”, he says. The writer explains that there isn’t one....

Review: The Aristocrats at The Abbey Theatre

The Aristocrats by Brian Friel Abbey Theatre, Dublin **** When The Aristocrats was first produced at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre in 1979, Charlie Haughey became Taoiseach and Margaret Thatcher was elected British Prime Minister. Away from the ballot box, the Loyalist...

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