In his best work, the dramatic energy, multi-coloured language, and soaring imagination of George Fitzmaurice make J.M. Synge look as if he was nailed to the ground. Fiona Brennan has done an immense service to Irish theatre by gifting us this thorough and sympathetic biography of the great Kerry magician. Her introduction to his considerable output, and exhumation of long-buried biographical details, allow us a much greater appreciation and understanding of Fitzmaurice, the one remaining under-celebrated genius of twentieth century Irish Drama.
Conal Morrison, Irish Theatre Director