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Frank McGuinness

1953 -

McGuinness was born in Buncrana, Co Donegal. He has written extensively for the Irish theatre, both original scripts and translations. His awards include the London Evening Standard Award for most promising playwright for Observe the Sons of Ulster in 1985, and a Tony Award for his 1997 adaptation of Ibsen's A Doll's House. He has published several volumes of poetry and wrote the screenplay for Pat O'Connor's 1998 film version of Friel's Dancing at Lughnasa. He is a writer-in-residence at UCD. He lives in Dublin.

Playwriting Credits

Play Title Playwright
Baglady Frank McGuinness
Borderlands Frank McGuinness
Brides of Ladybag Frank McGuinness
Carthaginians Frank McGuinness
Dear Ireland I Sarah Hanly Nancy Harris John Connors Owen McCafferty Shane O'Reilly Frank McGuinness Feli Speaks Gina Moxley Abbie Spallen Michael West Shaun Dunne Manchán Magan Eva O'Connor Edna O'Brien Margaret Perry Joseph O'Connor (1) Aoife Martyn Kit de Waal Zoe Ní Riordáin Arthur Riordan Ciara Elizabeth Smyth Karen Cogan Andrea Molino Keith James Walker Jimmy Murphy John O'Donovan (2) Deirdre Kinahan Mark O'Halloran Ursula Rani Sarma Una McKevitt Zhu Yi Pom Boyd Blindboy Boatclub Stacey Gregg Emmet Kirwan Rosaleen McDonagh Thomas Kane Byrne David Ireland Sinéad Burke Jody O'Neill Dermot Bolger Carys D. Coburn Meadhbh McHugh Colm Keegan (2) Phillip McMahon Darach Mac Con Iomaire Sonya Kelly Carmel Winters Enda Walsh Iseult Golden
Dolly West's Kitchen Frank McGuinness
Donegal Frank McGuinness Kevin Doherty
Feed the Money and Keep Them Coming Frank McGuinness
Flesh and Blood Frank McGuinness
Gates of Gold Frank McGuinness
Gatherers Frank McGuinness
Greta Garbo Came to Donegal Frank McGuinness
Innocence Frank McGuinness
Ladybag Frank McGuinness
Mary and Lizzie Frank McGuinness
Mutabilitie Frank McGuinness
Observe the Sons of Ulster marching towards the Somme Frank McGuinness
Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme Frank McGuinness
Signatories Emma Donoghue Marina Carr Joseph O'Connor (1) Frank McGuinness Thomas Kilroy Éilís Ní Dhuibhne Hugo Hamilton Rachel Feehily
Someone Who'll Watch Over Me Frank McGuinness
Speaking like Magpies Frank McGuinness
The Bird Sanctuary Frank McGuinness
The Bread Man Frank McGuinness
The Factory Girls Frank McGuinness
The Glass God Frank McGuinness
The Hanging Gardens Frank McGuinness
The Match Box Frank McGuinness
There Came A Gypsy Riding Frank McGuinness

Director

Play Title Playwright
Brides of Ladybag Frank McGuinness