‘Hear My Song’: Irish Theatre and Popular Song in the 1950s and 1960s published

A major obstacle for the scholar of theatre is the ephemerality of a dramatic performance. How can we know the specifics of an event that has been and gone, an occurrence that can never be repeated? This book proposes that by considering the use of songs within a dramatic production we can gain a deeper … Continue reading

Shakespeare and German Reunification published

This book explores the relationship between politics and Shakespeare performance in East Germany before, during and after reunification in 1990. Analysing a wide range of case studies from Berlin as well as more peripheral towns and cities, the author argues that the capacity for political intervention in Shakespeare performances in East Germany was limited by … Continue reading

Book launch: Re-Place: Irish Theatre Environments

Lisa FitzGerald’s new book Re-Place: Irish Theatre Environments will be launched at NUI Galway at 4pm on Thursday 7 September. The event will take place in Studio 1 of the O’Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance and the book will be launched by Professor Patrick Lonergan.   What role does nature play in the … Continue reading

Autumnal Faces published

Autumnal Faces is a timely study within the ever-growing research on the ways older people and ageing itself have been conceptualized and represented in the popular imagination and, more specifically, in drama and on stage. Tracing this theme from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century, this volume offers original, innovative and diachronic analyses of plays … Continue reading

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