Marina Carr: ‘All Women Become Like Their Mothers; That Is Their Tragedy. No Man Does, That’s His’
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This chapter examines Marina Carr’s dramatic dialogue with Wilde’s tragedy Salome and his society comedies. Carr’s usage of these disparate texts of Wilde’s enables an analysis of the multifarious nature of Carr’s own plays, which emerge as amalgams of ancient tragedy, modern social satire, and Irish rural theatre. As a dramatist, Carr appears in this chapter as an engager with a multitude of dramatic traditions, which have important examples in the works of Oscar Wilde.