The Rockingham Shoot and Other Dramatic Writings

John McGahern
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This welcome volume brings together a selection powerful dramatic writings by one of Ireland's greatest writers.

Sinclair; The Sisters; Swallows; The Rockingham Shoot; The Power of Darkness

John McGahern, the leading Irish novelist of his generation, wrote a substantial number of compelling scripts for radio and television. This volume brings together five of his produced works, at the heart of which sits the previously unpublished The Rockingham Shoot, a dark and powerful play for television that concerns a Nationalist teacher whose attempt to prevent his pupils beating at a pheasant shoot held in honour of the British Ambassador leads to a shockingly violent incident.

Collectively, these dramatic works offer an evocative and often stark account of a deeply troubled and divided nation.

Author bio:

John McGahern was born in Dublin in 1934 and brought up in the West of Ireland. He was a graduate of University College, Dublin. He worked as a Primary School teacher and held various academic posts at universities in Britain, Ireland and America.

John McGahern was the author of six highly acclaimed novels and four collections of short stories, and was the recipient of numerous awards and honours, including a Society of Authors Travelling Scholarship, the American-Irish Award, the Prix Etrangere Ecureuil and the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Amongst Women, which won both the GPA and the Irish Times Award, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and made into a four-part BBC television series. His work has appeared in anthologies and has been translated into many languages. His last book, Memoir, was published in 2005. John McGahern died in 2006.

Category: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9780571336630
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Plays
Pub Date: September 2018
Page Extent: 352
Format: Hard Cover
Subject: Film scripts & screenplays