Marie Jones: Stones in his Pockets (1330 words)

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In Marie Jones’s Stones in his Pockets,a Hollywood film crew travels to a rural village in Kerry in the south of Ireland to make an international blockbuster. The play follows Charlie Conlon and Jake Quinn, two locals who are working as extras in a film about the Irish Land Wars of the nineteenth century. The film and its crew members posit a romantic vision of Ireland’s landscape and history, and much of the play’s comedy results from a satiric disruption of those conventional “Irish” tropes.

The landscape that is so central to the melodrama plot of the film proves an annoyance for the English film director, Clem, as rain and lack of light continually hold up shooting. Rather than working with the natural …

Citation: Clarke, Amanda. "Stones in his Pockets". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 20 January 2014 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=35210, accessed 30 November 2021.]

35210 Stones in his Pockets 3 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

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