Doonreagan - Ann Henning Jocelyn



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Doonreagan - a private domain of Ted Hughes
Ann Henning Jocelyn
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Oberon Books
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Doonreagan House in Cashel, Connemara, for many years home to the author of this play, was where future Poet Laureate Ted Hughes took refuge in the late 1960s, after the death of his wife Sylvia Plath. With him were his two young children by Sylvia, as well as his lover Assia Wevill and baby daughter Schura.

Doonreagan explores the doomed relationship between Ted and Assia during their brief but intense spell in Connemara: an ultimate test of conjugality and family life, at which neither of them had excelled so far. Based on years of personal research and experience, Doonreagan opens up new angles on this tragic triangle drama and the mystery of Sylvia Plath's death.

??packs a lot of emotional punch into its single act?" -
Everything Theatre

??an intimate and subtle portrait of a troubled couple?"
- Time Out

?Jocelyn's dialogue is subtle, empathetic, and sensitive." - The Public Reviews

??beautifully written and cleverly nuanced?" -
Entertainment Focus

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Now based in Ireland, Ann Henning Jocelyn had an early playwright debut in her native Sweden whilst completing a degree in Drama. Then, following two years at drama school in London, she worked as assistant to director Charles Marowitz at his Open Space Theatre in London and appeared in a number of productions there. Since the mid-1980s, she has been based in the West of Ireland, writing eight books, some of them bestsellers. The inspirational Keylines for Living has been published in many countries all over the world. Her stage plays have been performed throughout Ireland and abroad, and her translations of leading Scandinavian playwrights Henning Mankell and Jon Fosse have won much acclaim.

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