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Reflections on classic Gate plays by Mary Manning, Christine Longford, and Maura Laverty (Pre-published version) (ISA [Irish Society for Archives], 2018)Last June, the Waking the Feminists organisation published Gender Counts (its eagerly-anticipated report on gender representation in Irish theatre), and the report confirmed what many Irish theatre fans suspected: during ...
(Peter Lang, 2018)In recent decades, Irish theatre-makers have frequently imposed Irish elements onto the “English” plays written by London-based, Irish Anglican playwrights. As discerning critics have long recognised, George Farquhar, ...
(Manchester University Press, 2017)In John McGahern’s 1985 short story ‘Oldfashioned’, he ably demonstrates why a sensitive, bookish, Catholic young man raised in the repressive, anti-intellectual Irish Free State might be attracted to the way of life being ...
(CUP [Cork University Press], 2016)Laurence Sterne has always occupied an uncertain place within the Irish literary canon. Important commentators have consistently denied that his work is, in any significant way, Irish. Referring to the fact that the ...
The intertextual presence of Samuel Beckett’s "All That Fall" in Martin McDonagh’s "Six Shooter" (Pre-published version) (EUP [Edinburgh University Press], 2015)As many critics have pointed out, Martin McDonagh's work for the stage and screen is deeply indebted to the drama of Samuel Beckett. While critics have spotted most of McDonagh's intertextual debts to Beckett, they have ...