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Joseph O'Connor

JOSEPH O'CONNOR

  

Nationality:    1963
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Literary Agent:    Blake Friedmann  

Joseph Victor O'Connor, born Dublin in 1963, is an Irish novelist. He is known for his 2002 historical novel Star of the SeA. Before success as an author he was a journalist with the Sunday Tribune newspaper and Esquire magazine. Not to be confused with Joseph O'Conor.

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        Handel's Crossing         Mysteries 2000         Red Roses And Petrol         Safety Announcement         True Believers         Weeping of Angels, The



Handel's Crossing

Synopsis:
George FredErick Handel arrives in Dublin for the premiere of "the Messiah". As the performance in Fishamble Street looms, the composer is increasingly riddled with fear and self-doubt. His two servants, meanwhile, have personal issues of their own to face.

Notes:
Originally broadcast As "the Crossing: Handel's Messiah" on Lyric FM in 2003.

1st Produced:
Staged aboard the Jeannie Johnston famine replica ship docked at Custom House Quay, Dublin.    16 Apr 2009

Company:
fishamble

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
site specific

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Mysteries 2000

Synopsis:
Mysteries 2000 was a millennium project where fifteen writers were commissioned to produce new versions of sections of the Mystery plays. the plays were as follows: 'the Fall of Lucifer', 'Creation', 'Jesus, Mary & Joseph' and 'Judgement Day' by Michael McCaffery; 'Cain and Abel' and 'the Last Supper' by Aidan Matthews; 'Noah' by Fergus Linehan; 'Abraham & Isaac' by Johnny Hanrahan; 'moses' by Joe O'Byrne; 'Temptation' and 'the Adulteress Woman' by Joseph O'Connor; 'Parliament of Heaven', 'the Seven Deadly Virtues' and 'Council of Jews' by Derek Chapman; 'the Death of Herod' by Pat Kinevane; 'John the Baptist' by Declan Gorman; 'my Mind of Questions' and 'Betrayal' by Brendan Kennelly; 'Lazarus', 'Buffeting' and 'Harrowing of Hell' by Gavin Kostick; 'Pilate's Wife' by Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy; 'the Death of Judas' by Michael Scott; 'Ascension' by Deirdre Purcell and 'song of Songs' by Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill.

Notes:
adaptation of the Mystery Plays (author unknown).

1st Produced:

Company:
the Machine

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  10            Female:  10            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Red Roses And Petrol

Red Roses And Petrol
Red Roses and Petrol is a suburban Drama which explores love, betrayal and secrets within a dysfunctional middle class family. In her Dublin home, Moya is preparing for the funeral mass of her husband, Enda. From England and America, her children are returning for the sombre occasion. However, as the ghosts of the Doyle family's past begin to materialise, the consequences are both profoundly disturbing and memorably comic.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:

Company:
Pigsback Theatre Company

1st Published:
Methuen Drama    978-0413699909

Music:
-

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Genre:
full length Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  doubling possible

Further Reference:
http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol XV (1995) Page 0866

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Safety Announcement

Synopsis:
Part of Tiny Plays for Ireland: Fishamble, in partnership with the Irish Times, asked the Irish public what can be achieved with three minutes of stage time, what are the issues that need to be addressed, and who are the people that should be brought to life in the theatre? Fishamble received over 1,700 plays from every county in Ireland and many countries beyond. Tiny Plays for Ireland combines selected works by members of the public and dramas by some of Ireland's best loved writers to provide one dramatic picture of Ireland at the crossroads.

Notes:
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1st Produced:

Company:
fishamble

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
short play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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True Believers

Synopsis:
True Believers projects the reader into a world of characters stunning in their variety. Here are sad-hearted priests, old friends, young lovers, rockers and rebels. Here are runaway husbands and runaway wives. Here are jokers and fantatics, punks and poets, thinkers and drinkers, chancers and killers. Here are the true believers, all clinging desperately to some kind of faith in a mutable and dangerous world. Interconnecting tragi-comic monologues describing the break-up of a marriage in Ireland in the 1970's.

Notes:
Adapted from the Authors own short stories

1st Produced:

Company:
fishamble

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
full length Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.Theatrerecord.org/, Theatre Record Vol XIX (1999) Page 0853

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Weeping of Angels, The

Synopsis:
Three old women, Sister Veronica, Sister Eugenia and Mother Bernard have spent thirty years together in an attic room above Dublin. Set in the near future, the women are separate from reality  their only chance to see the changing identity of Ireland is through an old, broken window. Without any contact with the outside world, they are stuck in a timeless realm where the Spice Girls dominate music and terrorism, according to Mother Bernard, is a result of food and only food. Through Mother Bernards commentary, the three women attempt to transcend beyond the restrictions of their Dublin attic. the lives of the nuns, at first, seem mind numbingly simple; their daily life has no variation with any excitement evolving around the arrival of their food. However, as the action continues, it is revealed that their lives have a complexity that exceeds the imagination.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Gate Theatre, Dublin >>>    07 Oct 1997

Company:

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
full length Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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