Author Topic: Ravenhill and McDonagh  (Read 3374 times)

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Offline Iain Fisher

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Ravenhill and McDonagh
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2009, 12:02:28 AM »
In The Independent 22 May 2009 there is a discussion of playwright Tom Stoppard Is Tom Stoppard's Arcadia the greatest play of our age?

The introduction is interesting:
"What will endure from the plays of the late 20th century? Already, the theatre that caused the greatest fuss at the time- the in-yer-face shockers by Mark Ravenhill, Martin McDonagh and friends- look flashy and shallow and strangely dated; only Sarah Kane's psychological slashing seems to have survived from this flashing pack of playwrights."

I can agree with that.  Ravenhill is becoming very tiresome now.