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Brian Friel

The Irish Society for Theatre Research is hugely saddened today to learn of the loss of Brian Friel, the inspirational and much loved playwright whose work has had a deep and long lasting impact on Irish theatre. adfad Our thoughts and wishes are with his family at this very

ISTR New Scholars Prize 2015

ISTR runs an annual essay competition for New Scholars. There is no set theme for this competition; rather, candidates are encouraged to submit work drawing on their current research. New research, or essays developed from papers presented at the preceding conference are welcome. The New Scholars’ Prize is awarded

ISTR Comedy & Performance WG – Food For Thought ISTR 2015 Session

Some food for thought in advance of Saturday’s Comedy Working Group at ISTR 2015 Annual Conference: Can you think of a text or ‘performance’ that you would point to as a prime example of definitive cultural humour on any scale (from the national to the local)? Can you

ISTR Comedy & Performance WG – Facebook Group

In order to facilitate interaction among members or anyone interested in Comedy & Performance, Dr Eric Weitz has created a Facebook Group. Please, feel free to join the conversation. The ISTR Working Group on Comedy is for anyone interested in the fact that people laugh and (perhaps