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Patricia Burke Brogan is a painter, poet and playwright. Her etchings have won awards at Barcelona and at Listowel International Biennale 1982. Her first poetry collection, Above the Waves Calligraphy, was published by Salmon Publishing in 1994.
Her play Eclipsed has won many awards including a Fringe First at Edinburgh Theatre Festival 1992 and the USA Moss Hart Award 1994. To date there have been 61 productions of Eclipsed on three continents. Stained Glass at Samhain and Eclipsed have been translated into Italian. Eclipsed has also been translated into French and Dutch.
Eclipsed has been excerpted in documentaries and other collected works including The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing, Volumes 4 and 5. Irish Women Playwrights of the Twentieth Century. Ireland 's Women: Writings Past and Present. Motherhood in Ireland . Repositories of Secrecy and Shame; Magdalen Laundries and Ireland's Architecture of Containment. Sacred Play: Soul Journeys in Contemporary Irish Theatre: Druids, Dudes and Beauty Queens:The Changing Face of Irish Theatre. Laundry Basket Hearts: Visions and Revisions of the Magdalene Laundries in the Drama of Patricia Burke Brogan. Theatre Journal 1999 and in Amnesty International Magazine 2002.
Clarenda's Mirror, a three-
Stained Glass at Samhain, a play by Patricia Burke Brogan
€12.00 ISBN 9871907017285
Stained Glass at Samhain was first presented by Town Hall Productions at the Town Hall Theatre, Galway City, on October 31st 2002, with the following cast:
Stained Glass at Samhain is a follow up to Patricia’s more well-
The play opens on All Souls’ Night, Oíche Shamhna, when the boundaries between the living and the dead dissolve. Sister Luke recounts her life in a series of flashbacks of her time in charge of The Magdalen Laundry at Killmacha.