By the bog of cats is a dark play for a darkly changing world in addition to the more general cultural change taking place, both medea and by the bog of cats address what it means to be a powerful woman fighting to dine 2 maintain her status in a patriarchal society. Theater, theatre, london, by the bog of cats, holly hunter, marina carr, plays about ireland and the irish medea, sorcha cusack, brid brennan, gordon macdonald, dominic cooke, hildegard bechtler.
By the bog of cats is a play by marina carr by the bog of cats premiered at dublin’s abbey theatre in october 1998 a 2004 revival of the play in london’s west end starred hollywood actress holly hunter in the role of protagonist hester swane.
(17) journeys in performance: on playing in the mai and by the bog of cats , in the theatre of marina cart, 161 (18) marina carr, by the bog of cats (loughcrew, ireland: gallery press, 1998), 29. By the bog of cats is a wonderful piece of work the darker the story becomes the more its beauty shines the story is loosely based off of the tragedy medea by euripides, but has evolved into a force of its own there's a complex psychological layer over the bleak purgatorial stretch of landscape.
Characters 5 barry john o’connor (carthage kilbride) in by the bog of cats by marina carr, directed by selina cartmell carthage kilbride ‘i’m up to me neck in another life that can’t.
Which, in marina carr’s 1998 play, it is carr’s vision of by the bog of cats , a bitter stretch of the irish midlands, is of a sunken and frozen place, stalked by ghosts, grotesques and vengeful characters steeped in myth.
Des nealon (father willow) and bríd ní neachtain (catwoman) in by the bog of cats by marina carr, directed by selina cartmell) in by the bog of cats 3 by the bog of cats hester: , in by the bog of cats by marina carr, directed by selina cartmell.
Marina carr's by the bog of cats: an irish medea irish writers have showed interest in the greek legacy as is evidenced in the number of works based on that tradition. Medea as archetype is evidenced by her malleability and transformation in plays such as marina carr’s by the bog of cats (1998), robert duncan’s medea at kolchis: the maiden head (1956) as well as the late charles ludlam’s irreverent stage play medea (1987) although there are a great many differences between these three plays and euripides’ ‘original’, the subsequent plays’ origins are easily recognisable such is the pervasiveness of euripides’ medea as an archetype.
By the bog of cats premiered at the abbey theatre, dublin, in 1998 it was revived at wyndham's theatre, london, in november 2004 it was revived at wyndham's theatre, london, in november 2004 from by the bog of cats. By the bog of cats, perhaps carr's best-known work (holly hunter starred in a west end production over a dozen years ago) has its roots in euripides' medea, but its heart and soul is irish this comes through most clearly in the play's recurring themes of displacement and dispossession.