BOOK • Perspectives on Contemporary Irish Theatre (eds. Thierry Dubost and Anne Etienne)

Perspectives on Contemporary Irish Theatre
“Perspectives on Contemporary Irish Theatre gathers together scholars and practitioners to give us a comprehensive picture of the state of Irish theatre. Providing fresh perspectives on playwrights like McDonagh, Walsh, and Marina Carr, and on the work of companies like Corcadorca and BrokenCrow (as well as interviews with key practitioners), this book is going to be a key part of the debates over performance in Ireland in the 21st Century.”
—David Pattie, Professor of Drama and Popular Music, University of Chester, UK
“This book thrusts into view insights into the aesthetics and economics of Irish theatre at a moment of cultural upheaval. Skilful editing affords space to histories, chronicles, and cultural analysis in equal measure. Highlights include perceptive chapters on Tom McIntyre, Michael West, and Ailís Ní Ríain. Struggles for women’s public presence, Irish language theatre, and bare survival in the face of crushing ‘austerity’, are recorded here in provocative contributions from Geoff Gould and Bríd Ó Gallchóir. A timely recognition of the variety and vitality of theatre in Cork is complemented by experiences and critical perspectives from other European contexts.”
—Victor Merriman, Professor of Critical Performance Studies, Edge Hill University, UKa


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