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The Doing of Telling on the Irish Stage

A Study of Language Performativity in Modern and Contemporary Irish Theatre


Rosana Herrero Martín

Contents: Narrative performance on the Irish stage – The doing of telling in Modern and Contemporary Irish Theatre – Yeats and the setting-up of a theatre tradition – Beckett’s theatre of tellers «dying-on» telling – Brian Friel: the story-teller master of the Irish contemporary stage – Tom Murphy’s theatre of narrative at the crossroads – The scaffoldings of Frank McGuinness’s theatre: space, self and narration – Sebastian Barry and the grand little narrative of the unconscious – Marina Carr and the dissolution of identity narratives – Two «radical» language performances by Donal O’Kelly and Enda Walsh.