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Dealing With Dialogue

One of the hardest things for me to write is dialogue. Too often my dialogue comes out clunky, unrealistic, boring or lacking a purpose to the overall story. 861 more words

Writing

In Memoriam Sheila Hackett

In Memoriam Sheila Hackett

By Michael Hartnett

No great dreams were found

in our nineteen-forties streets:

Newcastle West

slowly turned its face

from a bitter past. 664 more words

Poetry

Literature and IT Review

Living Room: an exploration into the meaning of the room in Enda Walsh’s plays.

A theatre is a dark room in which an audience sits, often looking into another room inhabited by characters. 1,084 more words

Irish Writing

Make Every Word Count

When I began writing, I used to plough through drafts like a bulldozer, more obsessed with the word count than the quality of writing. Draft after draft, I’d rush to meet 1000 words a day, whether the words were good, bad or ugly. 756 more words

Writing

David Pattie : "'At me too someone is looking'; Hidden Coercion in Beckett's Theatre"

On 22nd March, Professor David Pattie presented a paper in UCC on systems of coercion in the work of Samuel Beckett, with a particular focus on the ethical response to this coercion. 1,269 more words

Critical Theory

The Best Little Country to Write In

I have no idea why I’m putting it up, but I am regardless. This is (a lazy, ineffective, unoffensive, fangless, tried, tested and tired form of) a poem about Ireland that blurted out one day. 385 more words

Characters and Relationships in 'Philadelphia Here I Come!'

 

Since Gar is the central character in this play it is important to consider his character in relation to the other characters.  What first strikes us about the play is, perhaps, the dominance of the male characters. 4,158 more words

Leaving Cert English