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Irish Theatre in Transition : From the Late Nineteenth to the Early Twenty-First Century

By: E. Morse, Donald.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015Description: 1 online resource (284 p.).ISBN: 9781137450692.Subject(s): English drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism | English drama -- 21st century -- History and criticism | English drama -- Irish authors -- History and criticism | Theater -- Ireland -- HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Irish Theatre in Transition : From the Late Nineteenth to the Early Twenty-First CenturyDDC classification: 822/.91099417 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- List of Tables -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Notes on Contributors -- Introduction: The Irish Theatre in Transition -- Part I: Foundations and Refoundations in Historical Perspective -- 1 The Irish Theatre: The First Hundred Years, 1897-1997 -- Part II: Engaging with a Changing Reality -- 2 Black Hole Experiences: Moochers, Smoochers, Dig Outs and the Parables and Spasms of Time in Conor McPherson's The Night Alive -- 3 Queer Creatures, Queer Place: Otherness and Normativity in Irish Drama from Synge to Friel
4 Troubled Relations of Gender and Generation in Celtic Tiger Drama: Stella Feehily's Duck and O Go My Man -- 5 'The Politics of Aging': Frank McGuinness's The Hanging Gardens -- Part III: Enhanced Theatricality -- 6 Theatricality and Self-Reflexivity: The Play-within-the-Play in Select Contemporary Irish Plays -- 7 When the Mirror Laughs: Face to Face with Three Recent Irish Stage Worlds -- 8 Then Like Gigli, Now Like Bette: The Grotesque and the Sublime in Mark O'Rowe's Terminus -- Part IV: Reframing Transition -- 9 Shakespearean Productions at the Abbey Theatre, 1970-1985
10 Snapshots: A Year in the Life of a Theatre Judge -- 11 The Irish Play on the London Stage: An Overview from Independence to the Present -- Part V: Inventiveness and Expanding the Stage -- 12 The Diverse Dramatic Contributions of Frank McGuinness -- 13 Pat Kinevane's Forgotten and Silent: Universalizing the Abject -- 14 Writing for 'the real national theatre': Stewart Parker's Plays for Television -- 15 Playing with Minds: Beckett on Film -- Part VI: On the 'Re-Foundation' of the Irish Theatre -- 16 Sam Shepard, Irish Playwright -- Further Reading -- Index
Summary: Irish Theatre in Transition celebrates the creative and richly vibrant Irish theatre which, since its inception, has always been in transition. Fifteen Irish theatre scholars, building on Christopher Murray's foundational essay on the first hundred years, explore Irish theatre's significance under the headings of 'Engaging with a Changing Reality' (of the Celtic Tiger, the sexual revolution, dementia), 'Enhanced Theatricality', 'Reframing Transition', and 'Inventiveness and Expanding the Stage' and discuss Irish plays in London, varied performances acr
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Cover -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- List of Tables -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Notes on Contributors -- Introduction: The Irish Theatre in Transition -- Part I: Foundations and Refoundations in Historical Perspective -- 1 The Irish Theatre: The First Hundred Years, 1897-1997 -- Part II: Engaging with a Changing Reality -- 2 Black Hole Experiences: Moochers, Smoochers, Dig Outs and the Parables and Spasms of Time in Conor McPherson's The Night Alive -- 3 Queer Creatures, Queer Place: Otherness and Normativity in Irish Drama from Synge to Friel

4 Troubled Relations of Gender and Generation in Celtic Tiger Drama: Stella Feehily's Duck and O Go My Man -- 5 'The Politics of Aging': Frank McGuinness's The Hanging Gardens -- Part III: Enhanced Theatricality -- 6 Theatricality and Self-Reflexivity: The Play-within-the-Play in Select Contemporary Irish Plays -- 7 When the Mirror Laughs: Face to Face with Three Recent Irish Stage Worlds -- 8 Then Like Gigli, Now Like Bette: The Grotesque and the Sublime in Mark O'Rowe's Terminus -- Part IV: Reframing Transition -- 9 Shakespearean Productions at the Abbey Theatre, 1970-1985

10 Snapshots: A Year in the Life of a Theatre Judge -- 11 The Irish Play on the London Stage: An Overview from Independence to the Present -- Part V: Inventiveness and Expanding the Stage -- 12 The Diverse Dramatic Contributions of Frank McGuinness -- 13 Pat Kinevane's Forgotten and Silent: Universalizing the Abject -- 14 Writing for 'the real national theatre': Stewart Parker's Plays for Television -- 15 Playing with Minds: Beckett on Film -- Part VI: On the 'Re-Foundation' of the Irish Theatre -- 16 Sam Shepard, Irish Playwright -- Further Reading -- Index

Irish Theatre in Transition celebrates the creative and richly vibrant Irish theatre which, since its inception, has always been in transition. Fifteen Irish theatre scholars, building on Christopher Murray's foundational essay on the first hundred years, explore Irish theatre's significance under the headings of 'Engaging with a Changing Reality' (of the Celtic Tiger, the sexual revolution, dementia), 'Enhanced Theatricality', 'Reframing Transition', and 'Inventiveness and Expanding the Stage' and discuss Irish plays in London, varied performances acr

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Csilla Bertha, University of Debrecen, Hungary Dawn Duncan, Concordia College-Moorhead, USAJoan FitzPatrick Dean, University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA Nicholas Grene, Trinity College Dublin, IrelandPeter James Harris, State University of São Paulo, BrazilEamonn Jordan, University College Dublin, IrelandMária Kurdi, University of Pécs, Hungary José Lanters, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA Helen Heusner Lojek, Boise State University, USAPatrick Lonergan, National University of Ireland-Galway, IrelandDonald E. Morse, University of Debrecen, Hungary Christopher Murray, University College-Dublin, IrelandOnd'ej Pilný, Charles University, Czech Republic Clare Wallace, Charles University, Czech RepublicStephen Watt, Indiana University, Bloomington, USAEricWeitz, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

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