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Home Games: Contesting Domestic Geographies in Marie Jones’s A Night in November

  • Amanda Clarke
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Abstract

The relationship between civic and domestic space is interrogated in Clarke’s chapter as she examines one playwright’s dynamic use of the physical family house and its material trappings onstage. A Night in November refracts the conflict between Northern Ireland’s Protestant and Catholic communities by reevaluating home ownership as a form of colonial control. Defying peace walls and military blockades, the main character enters Belfast’s “other” community, or “bandit country,” where he unexpectedly finds, instead of propaganda, lawns “strewn with life.” Hence, Jones uses competing conceptions of home to materialize domestic tensions and conflict as they pertain to ideologies of community, religion, and nation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amanda Clarke
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  1. 1.Concordia UniversityMontrealCanada

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