DOI: 10.5040/9780571285341.00000027
Acts: 2. Roles: Male (1) , Female (1) , Neutral (0)

Haunted by her dream of Cordelia and Lear, a woman confronts an elderly man, her lifelong antagonist and rival. During their passionate altercation he dismisses her success as a composer and demands she make the ultimate sacrifice: for him to flourish she, his protégée, must be silent.

Five years later, she returns for a final and devastating encounter.

Marina Carr's The Cordelia Dream premiered in December 2008 at Wilton's Music Hall, London, in a production by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

From Marina Carr: Plays 2


Faber and Faber

Marina Carr

ISBN: 9780571248032

Series: Faber Drama

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