New Work on Modern Irish Drama and Theater, 1997-2002: An Overview

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New Work on Modern Irish Drama and Theater, 1997-2002: An Overview


Flynn, Joyce, Eire-Ireland: a Journal of Irish Studies


BOOK-LENGTH CRITICAL AND HISTORICAL STUDIES:

Grene, Nicholas. The Politics of Irish Drama: Plays in Context from Boucicault to Friel. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

Harrington, John P. The Irish Play on the New York Stage, 1874-1966. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 1997.

Mac Anna, Tomas. Fallaing Aonghusa: Saol Amharclainne. Baile Atha Cliath: An Clochomhar Tta, 2000. (1)

McDonald, Ronan. Tragedy and Irish Literature: Synge, O'Casey, Beckett. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.

Morash, Christopher. A History of Irish Theatre, 1601-2000. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.

Murray, Christopher. Twentieth-Century Irish Drama: Mirror up to Nation. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1997.

Pilkington, Lionel. Theatre and the State in Twentieth-Century Ireland: Cultivating the People. London: Routledge, 2001.

Rattigan, Dermot. Theatre of Sound: Radio and the Dramatic Imagination. Dublin: Carysfort Press, 2002.

Richards, Shaun. The Drama of Ireland: An Infinite Rehearsal. London: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming. (2)

Trotter, Mary. Ireland's National Theaters: Political Performance and the Origins of the Irish Dramatic Movement. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2001.

Welch, Robert. The Abbey Theatre, 1899-1999: Form and Pressure. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.

ILLUSTRATED THEATER HISTORY STUDIES:

O'Neill, Michael J. The Abbey at the Queen's: The Interregnum Years 1951-1966. Nepean, Ontario: Borealis, 1999.

Ryan, Philip B. The Lost Theatres of Dublin. Westbury, Wiltshire: Badger Press, 1998.

ANTHOLOGIES OF CRITICISM AND THEATER HISTORY:

Bolger, Dermot, ed. Druids, Dudes, and Beauty Queens: The Changing Face of Irish Theatre. Dublin: New Island Press, 2002.

Chambers, Lilian, Ger Fitzgibbon, and Eamonn Jordan, eds. Theatre Talk: Voices of Irish Theatre Practitioners. Dublin: Carysfort Press, 2002.

Harrington, John P., and Elizabeth J. Mitchell, eds. Politics and Performance in Contemporary Northern Ireland. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press in cooperation with American Conference for Irish Studies, 1999.

Jordan, Eamonn. Theatre Stuff: Critical Essays on Contemporary Irish Theatre. Dublin: Carysfort Press, 2000.

Kamm, Jurgen, ed. Twentieth-Century Theatre and Drama in English: Festschrift for Heinz Kosok on the Occasion of His Sixty-Fifth Birthday. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 1999.

Watt, Stephen, Eileen Morgan, and Shakir Mustafa, eds. A Century of Irish Drama: Widening the Stage. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2000.

REFERENCE WORKS FOR SPECIFIC AUDIENCES:

Deegan, Loughlin, ed. The Irish Theatre Handbook. Dublin: The Theatre Shop, 1998.

--, ed. The Irish Theatre Handbook, 2nd ed. Dublin: The Theatre Shop,

Shrank, Bernice, and William B. Demastes, eds. Irish Playwrights, 1880-1995: A Research and Production History. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1997.

Sternlicht, Sanford V. A Reader's Guide to Modern Irish Drama. Syracuse: Syracuse UP, 1998.

ANTHOLOGIES OF CONTEMPORARY PLAYS:

Bourke, Siobhan, ed. Rough Magic: First Plays. Dublin: New Island Books, 1999.

Culleton, Jim, ed. Fishamble/Pigsback Plays. Dublin: New Island Books, 2002.

Fairleigh John, ed. Far from the Land: Contemporary Irish Plays. London: Methuen, 1998.

Friel, Judith, and Sanford Sternlicht, eds. New Plays from the Abbey Theatre, Vol. 2 (1996-98). Syracuse: Syracuse UP, 2001.

Greatest Hits: Four One-Act Plays. Dublin: New Island Books, 1997.

Leeney, Cathy, ed. Seen and Heard: Six New Plays by Irish Women. Dublin: Carysfort Press, 2001.

McGuinness, Frank, ed. The Dazzling Dark. London: Faber & Faber, 1997.

The title of Dermot Bolger's critical anthology Druids, Dudes, and Beauty Queens: The Changing Face of Irish Theatre proclaims how far Irish theater has traveled from the foundational texts of early Abbey Theatre directors W.

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