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Title The Oxford handbook of modern Irish theatre / edited by Nicholas Grene and Chris Morash
Published [New York, N.Y.] : Oxford University Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (various pagings)
Series Oxford handbooks online
Oxford handbooks online.
Contents Beckett At the Gate / Julie Bates -- Defining Performers and Performances / Nicholas Grene -- Directors and Designers Since 1960 / Ian Walsh -- Design and Direction To 1960 / Paige Reynolds -- From Druid/Murphy to DruidMurphy / Shelley Troupe -- 'Feast and Celebration' / Patrick Lonergan -- Brian Friel and Field Day / Marilynn Richtarik -- Global Beckett / Rónán McDonald -- Imagining the Rising / Nicholas Allen -- Irish Acting in the Early Twentieth Century / Adrian Frazier -- Drama since the 1990s / Emilie Pine -- Irish Drama since the 1990s / Clare Wallace -- Irish Theatre in Britain / James Moran -- Irish Theatre in Europe / Ondřej Pilný -- Irish Theatre and the United States / John Harrington -- Thomas Kilroy and the Idea of a Theatre / José Lanters -- Theatre and Activism 1900-1916 / P.J. Mathews -- The Little Theatres of the 1950s / Lionel Pilkington -- Modernism and Irish Theatre 1900-1940 / Richard Cave -- Brian Friel and Tom Murphy / Anthony Roche -- Negotiating Differences in the Plays of Frank McGuinness / Helen Heusner Lojek -- 'As We Must' / Victor Merriman -- From Troubles To Post-Conflict Theatre in Northern Ireland / Mark Phelan -- O'Casey and the City / Christopher Murray -- Places of Performance / Chris Morash -- Irish Theatre Devised / Brian Singleton -- 'We Were Very Young and We Shrank From Nothing' / Shaun Richards -- Missing Links / Brad Kent -- The Riot of Spring / Mary Burke -- The Abbey and the Idea of a Theatre / Ben Levitas -- The Inheritance of Melodrama / Stephen Watt -- The Abbey Theatre and the Irish State / Lauren Arrington -- Irish Theatre and Historiography / Eamonn Jordan -- Twisting in the Wind / Brian O'Conchubhair -- Reinscribing the Classics, Ancient and Modern / Christina Hunt Mahony -- Urban and Rural Theatre Cultures / Lisa Coen -- The Importance of Staging Oscar / Eibhear Walshe -- Oscar Wilde / Michael McAteer -- Women and Irish Theatre Before 1960 / Cathy Leeney -- Shadow and Substance / Melissa Sihra -- W. B. Yeats and Rituals of Performance / Terence Brown
Summary The familiar narrative in this field has focused on playwrights: from the foundational work of W. B. Yeats, Augusta Gregory, and J. M. Synge of the early twentieth-century national theatre movement to contemporary figures such as Martin McDonagh, Marina Carr, and Enda Walsh, sometimes including Oscar Wilde, Bernard Shaw, and Samuel Beckett. These playwrights are all given detailed analysis in this volume, while extending the conspectus to the full phenomenon of modern Irish theatre. Two sections of the book are devoted to performance, examining the neglected work of directors and designers, as well as exploring acting styles and playing spaces. While the Abbey, as Ireland's national theatre, has been of central importance, individual chapters bring out the contesting voices of women in a male-dominated arena, the position of Irish-language theatre, and 'little theatres' that challenged the hegemony of the Abbey. The middle of the twentieth century saw what amounted to a new revival of Irish drama with the emergence of a generation of playwrights responding in innovative ways to a modernizing Ireland, again diversified by the establishment of regional companies and alternative dramaturgical directions from the 1970s. The contemporary period in Irish theatre has featured a movement beyond scripted plays to more experimental work. The impact and interactions of Irish theatre are finally placed within the wider world of the United Kingdom, Europe, and the United States. The forty-one chapters of the volume offer the most comprehensive analysis to date of modern Irish theatre
Notes Title from title screen
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
File Type Text document in PDF and HTML format
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
Subject Actresses -- Ireland.
Irish drama -- History and criticism.
Theater -- Ireland -- History -- 20th century.
Theater -- Ireland -- History -- 21st century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Grene, Nicholas, editor
Morash, Chris, 1963- editor
ISBN 0191819921
0198706138 (electronic bk.)
9780198706137 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Handbook of modern Irish theatre