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The Theatre of Enda Walsh

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Edited By Mary P. Caulfield and Ian R. Walsh

This important publication is the first collection of articles on the work of the internationally recognised award-winning theatre of Enda Walsh. In a wide range of essays the book explores Walsh’s radical theatrical imagination, its development, contexts and its ability to flourish across genres from theatre to film to musical. The volume aims to give a multitude of perspectives on Walsh’s work with articles and interviews from leading theatre practitioners on the direction, production and designing of Walsh’s theatre considered alongside critical essays by both emerging and established international scholars. Written in an accessible style it will be of interest to all enthusiasts of contemporary theatre and performance.
(Professor Brian Singleton, Trinity College, Dublin)
CONTENTS: Jesse Weaver: Enda Walsh and Space: The Evolution of a Playwright - Ian R. Walsh: Entertainment and Dystopia: Enda Walsh’s The Ginger Ale Boy - Kevin McCluskey: Pig is/is not Runt: Gender and Shared Identity in the film adaptation of Disco Pigs - Lisa FitzPatrick: The Representation of Vulnerability in Enda Walsh’s Sucking Dublin and Lynndie’s Gotta Gun - Kay Martinovch: FIERCE WORDS / BRUTAL DEEDS: Abjection and Redemption in Enda Walsh’s bedbound - Kevin Wallace: Through a Glass Darkly: Identity, Language and Performance in Enda Walsh’s Chatroom - Finian O’Gorman: The Small Things: A Postdramatic Analysis - Nelson Barre: Fantasizing About Truth: Re-membered Histories and Performance in How These Desperate Men Talk - Tanya Dean: Real Versus Illusory in Enda Walsh’s The Walworth Farce and The New Electric Ballroom - Katarzyna Ojrzyńska: «Looking for martyrdom?»: Enda Walsh and Steve McQueen’s Hunger - Audrey McNamara: Dead Men Talking: Stagnation and Entrapment in Enda Walsh’s Penelope - Mary P. Caulfield: For Once and for all: Empathy and Mimesis in Enda Walsh’s Musical for the «people of the world» - Michelle C. Paull: Ballyturk: Theatre and Event - Mikel Murfi: On Directing and Performing the Theatre of Enda Walsh - Nursen Gömceli: We Laugh A Lot When Mum’s Away: Production and Reception of The Walworth Farce in Turkey - Siobhan O’Gorman: Sculpting the Spaces of Enda Walsh’s Theatre: Sabine Dargent in Conversation.