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The Blind Fiddler by Marie Jones, Lyric Theatre, Belfast
(Irish Theatre Magazine, 2003-06-12)
Perhaps unfairly, Marie Jones remains more noted for commercial rather than critical success. The Blind Fiddler – an exciting fusion of melodrama, traditional music, and great storytelling – looks likely to be as successful ...
Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare, Rattlebag Theatre Company, Civic Theatre Tallaght and Henry IV – Part One by William Shakespeare, Peacock Theatre
(Irish Theatre Magazine, 2003)
Almost every European country that gained independence after the First World War had one thing in common: with only one exception, they all tried to stimulate the growth of a national literature by commissioning translations ...
The Gigli Concert by Tom Murphy, Druid Theatre
(Irish Theatre Magazine, 2009-09)
One of the clichés of Irish theatre historiography is that drama in this country is excessively verbal – that our dramatists write for the voice, but not for the body. But if you actually go to the theatre here, it soon ...
For the pleasure of seeing her again by Michel Tremblay, translated by Linda Gaboriau, Peacock Theatre
(Irish Theatre Magazine, 2002)
As Michel Tremblay’s play begins, we are told that we are not about to see a Three Sisters or a Hamlet. Instead, we are asked to witness the writer’s remembrance of Nana, his mother, whom he is summoning to the stage "for ...
Tackling a live subject: the Hinterland controversy
(Irish Theatre Magazine, 2002)
The ramifications of the controversy over Sebastian Barry’s latest play echo well beyond the "Hinterland", argues Patrick Lonergan. What, exactly, is so bad about Hinterland? Using aspects of the career of Charles ...
HURL by Charlie O’Neill, Barrabas Theatre Company, Black Box Theatre, Galway
Minutes into Hurl, Charlie O’Neil’s play about a multi-ethnic hurling team, a ripple of discomfort sweeps through the audience. On stage, a man and woman have entered the house of an alcoholic ex-priest; understandably, ...
Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel, Gate Theatre
(Irish Theatre Magazine, 2004)
Dancing at Lughnasa premiered at the Abbey in 1990, and was produced in Dublin during five of the ten subsequent years – using the same director and designer every time. Our understanding of the play has therefore been ...
Speaking Out: The Tricyle Theatre's Bloody Sunday: Scenes from the Saville Inquiry
(Irish Theatre Magazine, 2005)
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Only an Apple by Tom MacIntyre, Peacock Theatre
(Irish Theatre Magazine, 2009)
You have to wonder why Irish dramatists keep writing plays about politicians. In 1969, Brian Friel’s The Mundy Scheme brilliantly satirised the political life of that period, while anticipating much that would follow. Yet ...
Theatre stuff: critical essays on contemporary Irish theatre edited by Eamonn Jordan (Dublin: Carysfort Press, 2000)
Optimism about contemporary Irish drama seems to have diminished recently. At the 2001 Irish Times/ESB Theatre Awards, a member of the judging panel lamented the scarcity of new Irish plays, stating that he wanted to ...