For over fifty years, the Dublin Theatre Festival has been one of Ireland’s most important cultural events, bringing countless events, bringing countless new Irish plays to the world stage, while introducing Irish audiences to the most important international theatre companies and artists. With contributions from leading scholars and practitioners, Interactions explores and celebrates the Festival’s achievements since 1957 featuring essays on major Irish writers, directors and theatre companies, as well as the impact of visiting directors and companies from abroad. This book includes specially commissioned memoirs from past organizers and observers of the Festival, offering a unique perspective on the controversies and successes that have marked the event’s history. An especially valuable feature of the volume, also, is a complete listing the shows that have appeared at the Festival from 1957 to 2008.
Contributors: Lewis Clohessy, Tanya Dean, Ros Dixon, Christopher Fitz-Simon, Lisa Fitzpatrick, David Grant, John P. Harrington, Sara Keating, Thomas Kilroy, Peter Kuch, Cathy Leeney, Fergus Linehan, Tony Ó Dálaigh, Fintan O‘Toole, Lionel Pilkington, Emilie Pine, Alexandra Poulain, Shaun Richards, Carmen Szabó. With a preface by Loughlin Deegan.