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Regionalisation and Globalization in Irish Drama since 1990
The impact of globalisation on Irish theatre since the early 1990s has been considerable. A study of four recent Irish plays, all produced by "regional" theatre companies, suggests that contemporary Irish theatre is dominated ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...