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The Theatre and Films of Conor McPherson – Conspicuous Communities

by: Eamonn Jordan | Series Editor(s): Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr., Patrick Lonergan The spellbinding premiere of The Weir at the Royal Court in 1997 was the first of many works to bring Conor McPherson to the attention of the theatre-going public. Acclaimed plays followed, including Shining City, The Seafarer,

Gender, Sexuality, and the City

Performance Ireland. Special Issue. Eds. Shonagh Hill (Author),‎ Cormac O’Brien (Author) Irish Theatre International/Irish Society for Theatre Research Kindle Edition. Carysfort Press. At the core of this special issue of Performance Ireland are two crucial questions: how do gender and sexuality shape these processes of metropolitan being

New Publication: Perspectives on Contemporary Irish Theatre

Perspectives on Contemporary Irish Theatre: Populating the Stage, edited by Anne Etienne and Thierry Dubost. Palgrave MacMillan This book addresses the notion posed by Thomas Kilroy in his definition of a playwright’s creative process: ‘We write plays, I feel, in order to populate the stage’. It gathers

Katie Roche by Teresa Deevy downloadable Research Pack

Following its recently acclaimed production of Katie Roche by Teresa Deevy (directed by Caroline Byrne) the Abbey Theatre (Dublin) has posted a downloadable online Research Pack containing a broad range of material on this important playwright and her work in the Irish dramatic canon. Compiled and researched by Marie Kelly (University College Cork), the pack contains significant

Irish Theatre in Transition edited by Donald E. Morse

From the Late Nineteenth to the Early Twenty-First Century Edited by Donald E. Morse | Flyer (pdf) | Sample (pdf) Irish Theatre in Transition celebrates the creative and richly vibrant Irish theatre which, since its inception, has always been in transition. Fifteen Irish theatre scholars, building on Christopher Murray’s foundational essay

Blue Raincoat Theatre Company by Rhona Trench

Since its foundation in 1991, Blue Raincoat Theatre Company is Ireland’s only full-time venue-based professional theatre ensemble and has become renowned for its movement, visual and aural proficiencies and precision. This book explores those signatures from a number of vantage points, conveying the complex challenges faced by