Marina Carr is one of the most talented of the new generation of Irish playwrights to emerge in the 1990s. Born on 17 November 1964 in County Offaly and educated at University College Dublin, Carr has been nurtured by the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, and her drama is a blend of rural Irish domestic tragedy and classical re-writing, a mixture which marks her out as a writer concerned with both the minutiae of individual struggles and the poetry of grand-scale human tragedy. Carr's work as writer-in-residence not only at the Abbey but also at Trinity College Dublin mean she is now part of the Irish theatre establishment. She is also well regarded in America and Britain, and often performed around the world.

Her first play, Low in t…

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Rees, Catherine. "Marina Carr". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 02 November 2004
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