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Theatre Stuff: Critical Essays on Contemporary Irish Theatre

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Jordan Eamonn

Contents: Eamonn Jordan: Introduction – Thomas Kilroy: A Generation of Playwrights – Declan Hughes: Who The Hell Do We Think We Still Are? Reflections On Irish Theatre and Identity – Marianne McDonald: Classics as Celtic Firebrand: Greek Tragedy, Irish Playwrights, and Colonialism – Lionel Pilkington: Theatre History and the Beginnings of the Irish National Theatre Project – Anna McMullan: Gender, Authorship and Performance in Selected Plays by Contemporary Irish Women Playwrights: Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy, Marie Jones, Marina Carr, Emma Donoghue – Fintan O’Toole: Irish Theatre: The State of the Art – Bruce Arnold: The State of Irish Theatre – Ashley Taggart: Theatre of war? Contemporary drama in Northern Ireland – Caoimhe McAvinchey: Theatre - Act or Place? – Joseph Long: Come Dance With Me in Ireland: Current developments in the independent theatre sector – Jocelyn Clarke: (Un)critical Conditions – Redmond O’Hanlon: Brian Friel’s Dialogue with Euripides: Living Quarters – Bernice Schrank: Politics, Language, Metatheatre: Friel’s The Freedom of the City and the Formation of an Engaged Audience – Declan Kiberd: Theatre as Opera: The Gigli Concert – Anne F. Kelly: Bodies and Spirits in Tom Murphy’s Theatre – Terry Eagleton: Unionism and Utopia: Seamus Heaney’s The Cure at Troy – Akiko Satake: The Seven Ages of Henry Joy McCracken: Stewart Parker’s Northern Star as a History Play of the United Irishmen in 1798 – Deirdre Mulrooney: Tom MacIntyre’s Texture – Eamonn Jordan: From Playground to Battleground: Metatheatricality in the Plays of Frank McGuinness – Christopher Murray: Billy Roche’s Wexford Trilogy: Setting, Place, Critique – Ger Fitzgibbon: The Poetic Theatre of Sebastian Barry – Riana O’Dwyer: The Imagination of Women’s Reality: Christina Reid and Marina Carr – Martine Pelletier: Dermot Bolger’s Drama – Melissa Sihra: A Cautionary Tale: Marina Carr’s By the Bog of Cats – Eric Weitz: Barabbas at Play with The Whiteheaded Boy – Victor Merriman: Songs of possible worlds: nation, representation and citizenship in the work of Calypso Productions – Karen Vandevelde: The Gothic Soap of Martin McDonagh – Scott T. Cummings: Homo Fabulator: The Narrative Imperative in Conor McPherson’s Plays.