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Half-hearted: Irish Theatre, 2003
(Center for Irish Studies, University of St. Thomas, 2004)
Irish theater experienced an unusuaily quiet period in 2003. Although the year was free of the controversies that have overshadowed recent years, it was also too frequently free of excitement, creativity, and originality. ...
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 ...
Tilsonburg by Malachy McKenna, Focus Theatre/Irish Touring Company, Town Hall Theatre and Shiver by Declan Hughes, Rough Magic, Project Arts Centre, Dublin
(Irish Theatre Magazine, 2003)
Critics have been declaring Irish playwrighting to be in a state of crisis for most of the last 100 years but, even so, it’s hard not to feel glum about the present state of our writing for the stage. The latest plays from ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Speaking Out: The Tricyle Theatre's Bloody Sunday: Scenes from the Saville Inquiry
(Irish Theatre Magazine, 2005)
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