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Contemporary Irish Drama
This new edition of Anthony Roche's pioneering survey of twentieth-century Irish drama brings the story up to date with new material on the contemporary Irish theatre scene.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published September 15th 2009 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published November 1st 1994)
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In my eyes Roche is one of the premiere critics working across contemporary Irish drama today. Ambition, range, depth, and skill are effortlessly woven together as he works to vaunt lesser-spoken of playwrights into the light previously occupied by the world famous: Samuel Beckett rubs shoulders again with Brendan Behan, while Brian Friel makes room for Thomas Kilroy and a group of female Northern Irish dramatists. His last chapter, focusing on Sebastian Barry, Conor McPherson, Marina Carr and M ...more