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Historical duty, palimpsestic time, and migration in the Decade of Centenaries
(Taylor & Francis, 2015-11-23)
This article analyses Sonya Kelly’s How to Keep an Alien (Dublin Tiger Fringe, 2014) and ANU Production’s Vardo (Dublin Theatre Festival, 2014) in relationship to the performative backdrop of the Irish Decade of Centenaries ...
Staging the new Irish : interculturalism and the future of the post-Celtic Tiger Irish theatre
(University of Toronto Press, 2011)
In this article, I argue that the work of minority-ethnic artists reframes the parameters of Irish national belonging and tests the limits of “interculturalism” as official discourse in the post–Celtic Tiger nation. I ...
'Albert Nobbs', Ladies and Gentlemen, and Quare Irish Female Erotohistories
(Edinburgh University Press, 2013-05)
This essay models an approach to quare Irish female erotohistoriography through analyzing George Moore's 1918 novella 'Albert Nobbs' (later adapted as The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs by French feminist playwright Simone ...
This article explores the practice of reviewing, using the methodologies associated with theatre criticism to consider how best to manage the academic practice of reviewing.
"I Do Repent and Yet I Do Despair": Beckettian and Faustian allusions in Conor McPherson's the Seafarer and Mark O'Rowe's Terminus
In a press interview in April 2007, Conor McPherson correctly anticipated the imminent conclusion of the ‘Celtic Tiger’ period – the decade-long economic boom that had transformed Ireland into one of the world’s richest ...
Review of Stewart Parker: A Life by Marilynne Richtarik
(Modern Humanities Research Association, 2015-10)
Stewart Parker is ofen spoken of as Ireland’s most unjustly neglected dramatist. His first play, Spokesong, was an unexpected hit at the Dublin Teatre Festival in 1975; his last play, Pentecost (1987), is one of the great ...
An enemy of the people, Ibsen adapted by Arthur Miller, Gate Theatre
(Irish Theatre Magazine, 2013)
Ibsen’s 1882 An Enemy of the People is sometimes described as a problem play, in that it dramatises a compelling debate between two brothers about the nature of morality and individual responsibility. But that term might ...
Queer notions: new plays and performances from Ireland by Fintan Walsh
(Irish Theatre Magazine, 2011-01-30)
Fintan Walsh’s new anthology begins with a line that seems in danger of subverting the rest of the book. “There is strength in numbers, so they say,” writes Frank McGuinness in his foreword – before adding “I’ve never ...
The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh, Young Vic Theatre
(Irish Theatre Magazine, 2010)
When Martin McDonagh’s Leenane plays first appeared in Ireland, they seemed exciting for many reasons: their delinquent humour, their rootedness in (but distance from) the Irish dramatic tradition, their wilfully ...
Once: the musical by Enda Walsh, Gaiety Theatre
(Irish Theatre Magazine, 2013)
As we enter the Gaiety, we discover that Once has already begun: the cast are gathered in what looks like an ordinary pub where a session is underway. They play music for about twenty minutes while members of the audience ...