• Winter's Bone
    January 30, 2020 Amy Farrell

    Winter's Bone

    WINTER'S BONE FOR COMPARATIVE STUDY 'Winter's Bone' by Debra Granik ‘Winter’s Bone’, by Debra Granik, tells the story of Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) as she attempts to track down her father before her family home is forfeited for his bail...

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  • By The Bog of Cats
    January 15, 2020 Amy Farrell

    By The Bog of Cats

    BY THE BOG OF CATS FOR COMPARATIVE STUDY 'By the Bog of Cats' by Marina Carr This is a modern, Irish play, set in rural Ireland, that deals with loss, despair and destructive revenge. I think it fits each of...

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  • The Spinning Heart
    October 2, 2018 Amy Farrell

    The Spinning Heart

    PRESCRIBED MATERIAL FOR COMPARATIVE STUDY Why Teach 'The Spinning Heart' by Donal Ryan? When I first read ‘The Spinning Heart’, I was gripped from the very first lines, “My father still lives back the road past the weir in the...

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  • Brooklyn
    September 27, 2018 Amy Farrell


    PRESCRIBED MATERIAL FOR COMPARATIVE STUDY Why Teach 'Brooklyn' by John Crowley? Brooklyn is a 2015 romantic drama directed by John Crowley. Saoirse Ronan stars as Eilis Lacey, a young woman who emigrates to Brooklyn in the 1950s where she falls...

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  • Eclipsed
    April 16, 2018 Amy Farrell


    ECLIPSED FOR COMPARATIVE STUDY Why teach ‘Eclipsed’ by Patricia Burke Brogan for the Comparative? As a new title on the list of prescribed texts for comparative study, ‘Eclipsed’ by Patricia Brogan Burke immediately caught my eye.   This all-woman play...

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