Contemporary Irish Drama and Cultural Identity by Margaret Llewellyn-Jones

By Margaret Llewellyn-Jones

in the final ten years there was a renaissance in Irish drama from either side of the border, together with award-winning paintings which has transfered to London and long island, and has toured Britain in addition to Europe and Australia. This e-book explores the dynamics of the connection among those representations of eire and the fluid nature of cultural identification, particularly in the course of a interval of monetary and political switch. even if the ebook establishes the old context for modern Irish drama, and does contain dialogue of a few of the sooner works of Brian Friel, Frank MacGuinness and Tom Murphy, the emphasis lies on their more moderen paintings from 1980, and particularly upon paintings created via new writers played through the 1990's, through the emergence of the 'Celtic tiger financial system' within the Republic, and the Peace technique within the North. Key topics give you the constitution of the booklet, which examines particularly these theatrical thoughts that have been linked to the functionality of identification, rather in a post-colonial scenario. References also are made to interviews with writers, performers, administrators and teams, in addition to performances obvious throughout eire and Britain. modern serious views from post-colonial thought to psychoanalysis and function praxis are deployed, yet in an available means. unlike the tensions linked to the colonising courting among eire and Britain, the connection among eire and Europe are thought of when it comes to cultural and financial affects and function practices, and that among eire and the US by way of the 'dream of the West', the diaspora and tourism.

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