Portia Coughlan

Portia Coughlan

by Marina Carr
     
 

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Beautiful and blessed with a wealthy, adoring husband and three young sons, Portia Coughlan would seem to have it all, but grief over the drowning of her twin brother, Gabriel, fif-teen years ago in the Belmont River continues to torment her and prevents her from being the mother and wife she wishes she could be. Meanwhile, the confining village of Belmont that Portia… See more details below

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Beautiful and blessed with a wealthy, adoring husband and three young sons, Portia Coughlan would seem to have it all, but grief over the drowning of her twin brother, Gabriel, fif-teen years ago in the Belmont River continues to torment her and prevents her from being the mother and wife she wishes she could be. Meanwhile, the confining village of Belmont that Portia calls home is populated by hilarious, brazen and cantan-kerous characters. From Portia to her husband, Raphael, to her vicious-tongued octogenarian granny, Blaize, to her loving aunt, the ex-prostitute Maggie-May, Marina Carr's characters are exquisitely drawn and profoundly human.

Editorial Reviews

Irish Independent
PORTIA COUGHLAN packs a hell of a punch. It hurts to look at it. But it has to be seen.
Irish Times
A play of precocious maturity and accomplishment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822218548
Publisher:
Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Sales rank:
1,278,655

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