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Theatre Stuff (Reprint) Critical essays on contemporary Irish Theatre.

Theatre Stuff (Reprint)

Edited by : Eamonn Jordan

Publication Date 24th, May, 2000

ISBN 0-9534-2571-1

Cost 25.00

Irish theatre has never been so successful, yet at the same time never more in need of rigorous assessment. Many of the plays by Brian Friel, Thomas Murphy, Thomas Kilroy, Frank McGuinness, Anne Devlin, Sebastian Barry, Conor McPherson, Martin McDonagh, Marina Carr, Billy Roche and Marie Jones have been critically acclaimed and won substantial rewards. in addition, Irish directors, designers, actors and administrators have worked at some of the best theatres in the world and with some of the most talented professionals available. In this comprehensive collection of essays, playwrights, directors, journalists, theatre practitioners, critics and academics, from many different countries and backgrounds, give their perceptive points of view. Each contributor takes an approach which is passionate, idiosyncratic, astute, provocative and refreshing. All of the writing, in one way or another, hints at the demands, magic, urgency and ephemeral qualities of good theatre. This extremely valuable collection of accessible essays will promote discussion and is a timely and welcome addition to the critical debate on Irish drama. 


Contributors include: Thomas Kilroy, Declan Hughes, Anna McMullan, Declan Kiberd, Deirdre Mulrooney, Fintan O'Toole, Christopher Murray, Caoimhe McAvinchey and Terry Eagleton.

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Theatre Stuff (Reprint)

Reviewed by : Patrick Lonergan (Nua Studies in Contemporary Irish Writing)

"Provocative, intelligent, accessible and well-presented, Theatre Stuff is an important contribution to the study of contemporary Ireland. It shows that Irish theatre is ...exciting, bravely experimental and alive"

Theatre Stuff (Reprint)

Reviewed by : Year's Work in English Studies (Vol. 81, No. 42, 2002)

"Criticism of Irish drama was give a new lease of life in 2000 by the advent of a new, indigenous theatre studies press, Carysfort . . .Theatre Stuff is an excellent guide to the state of Irish theatre today - it mixes practitioners with academics, and critics, and it holds out the promise of more exciting work to come from Carysfort Press" 

Theatre Stuff (Reprint)

Reviewed by : Patrick Lonergan (Nua Studies in Contemporary Irish Writing)

"Provocative, intelligent, accessible and well-presented, Theatre Stuff is an important contribution to the study of contemporary Ireland. It shows that Irish theatre is ...exciting, bravely experimental and alive"

Theatre Stuff (Reprint)

Reviewed by : Helen Lojek (Irish Literary Supplement, Spring 2001)

"Together these essays re-invigorate Irish theatre studies, suggesting new angles of approach, broadening the vocabulary in which we are able to consider our subject, and beefing up the role of theatre criticism in Irish Studies. Theatre Stuff is good stuff".

 

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