Morse, Donald E.

Irish Theatre in Transition

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Table of contents

1. Introduction: The Irish Theatre in Transition
Donald E. Morse

Part I. Foundations and Refoundations in Historical Perspective

2. The Irish Theatre: The First Hundred Years, 1897–1997
Christopher Murray

Part II. Engaging with a Changing Reality

3. Black Hole Experiences: Moochers, Smoochers, Dig Outs and the Parables and Spasms of Time in Conor McPherson’s The Night Alive

Eamonn Jordan

4. Queer Creatures, Queer Place: Otherness and Normativity in Irish Drama from Synge to Friel
José Lanters

5. Troubled Relations of Gender and Generation in Celtic Tiger Drama: Stella Feehily’s Duck and O Go My Man

Mária Kurdi

6. ‘The Politics of Aging’: Frank McGuinness’s The Hanging Gardens

Donald E. Morse

Part III. Enhanced Theatricality

7. Theatricality and Self-Reflexivity: The Play-within-the-Play in Select Contemporary Irish Plays
Csilla Bertha

8. When the Mirror Laughs: Face to Face with Three Recent Irish Stage Worlds
Eric Weitz

9. Then Like Gigli, Now Like Bette: The Grotesque and the Sublime in Mark O’Rowe’s Terminus

Ondřej Pilný

Part IV. Reframing Transition

10. Shakespearean Productions at the Abbey Theatre, 1970–1985
Patrick Lonergan

11. Snapshots: A Year in the Life of a Theatre Judge
Nicholas Grene

12. The Irish Play on the London Stage: An Overview from Independence to the Present
Peter James Harris

Part V. Inventiveness and Expanding the Stage

13. The Diverse Dramatic Contributions of Frank McGuinness
Helen Heusner Lojek

14. Pat Kinevane’s Forgotten and Silent: Universalizing the Abject
Joan FitzPatrick Dean

15. Writing for ‘the real national theatre’: Stewart Parker’s Plays for Television
Clare Wallace

16. Playing with Minds: Beckett on Film
Dawn Duncan

Part VI. On the ‘Re-Foundation’ of the Irish Theatre

17. Sam Shepard, Irish Playwright
Stephen Watt

Keywords: Cultural and Media Studies, Theatre History, Performing Arts, Theatre and Performance Studies, Arts

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