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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 ...
The Call by Tara Maria Lovett, Peri-Talking at The Crypt
(Irish Theatre Magazine, 2002)
Arriving to watch Tara Maria Lovett’s The Call, we realise that we have entered a human body. The room pulses with red lighting as we take our seats around a ribcage, a pile of stones at its centre representing a heart. ...
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 ...
Globalisation and national theatre: two Abbey Theatre productions of Sean o'Casey's The Plough and the Stars
(Cambridge Scholars Press, Newcastle, 2007)
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