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Hanging Gardens, The

Author: 
Frank McGuinness
Publisher(s): 
Faber & Faber, London
Publication Date: 
2013-10
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"I do extensive research. I read the King James Bible for Observe The Sons Of Ulster Marching Towards The Somme, the Divine Comedy for Innocence, and the Koran for Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me. I undertake these big tasks because that is my job, and if I decide, as I did decide that the most creative way to enter a novelist’s mind, as was the challenge in The Hanging Gardens, is to write a novel, then write the novel [published as Arimathea, 2013). The killer with most research for a play is the massive amount that must be discarded so that the text can focus on what is most effectively spoken onstage."

- Frank McGuinness, in interview

Description

Frank McGuinness has written over 20 plays, and, in addition, a number of theatrical adaptions and screenplays, several poetry collections, and a novel. The Hanging Gardens had its premiere at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, and has been described by McGuinness as about the "constant process of change" that takes place inside every family. 

Cover image of The Hanging Gardens
Publisher(s):
Faber & Faber, London