Queer notions: new plays and performances from Ireland by Fintan Walsh
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Lonergan, Patrick. (2011). Queer Notions: New Plays and Performances from Ireland by Fintan Walsh. Irish Theatre Magazine.
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 believed [that], and I’m glad that I haven’t.” McGuinness is suspicious of the herd mentality, he tells us, and suspicious too of uniformity: he calls instead for a theatre that is subversive and true, that is as dangerous as it is inviting.