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Woman and Scarecrow By Marina Carr National tour until April 4 Rating: **** Reviewed by Peter Geoghegan

7th March, 2009

Marina Carr has dedicated a career to dissecting the tragedy of unfulfilled and unfulfilling lives. Rancour, disillusionment, missed opportunities -the defining themes of the playwright’s oeuvre -a re all present in Woman and Scare c row, which makes a return to Irish theatres.

In a simple room, with only a wardrobe and some rudimentary bedroom furniture for company, a mother of eight children, beholden to a serially unfaithful husband, lies dying. Through a...

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