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Constructing and Deconstructing National Identity

Dramatic Discourse in Tom Murphy’s "The Patriot Game</I> and Felix Mitterer’s "In der Löwengrube</I>


Birgit Ryschka

Contents: Historical Context: The Emerging of National Identity in Ireland and Austria in the Early Twentieth Century – The Role of Drama in the Construction of National Identity – Searching for the Soul: Tom Murphy and Felix Mitterer – Dramatic Discourse – Tom Murphy: The Patriot Game – Felix Mitterer: In der Löwengrube – Reconstructing National Identity in Drama: In der Löwengrube and The Patriot Game Compared.