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Performance Art In Ireland

Author : Áine Phillips
ISBN : 1783204281
Genre : Drama
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Devoted to Irish performance art in the north and south of Ireland, this book brings together contributions by prominent Irish artists and major academics. It features rigorous critical and theoretical analysis as well as historical commentaries that provide an absorbing sense of the rich histories of performance art in Ireland.
Category: Drama

The Palgrave Handbook Of Contemporary Irish Theatre And Performance

Author : Eamonn Jordan
ISBN : 9781137585882
Genre : Performing Arts
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This Handbook offers a multiform sweep of theoretical, historical, practical and personal glimpses into a landscape roughly characterised as contemporary Irish theatre and performance. Bringing together a spectrum of voices and sensibilities in each of its four sections — Histories, Close-ups, Interfaces, and Reflections — it casts its gaze back across the past sixty years or so to recall, analyse, and assess the recent legacy of theatre and performance on this island. While offering information, overviews and reflections of current thought across its chapters, this book will serve most handily as food for thought and a springboard for curiosity. Offering something different in its mix of themes and perspectives, so that previously unexamined surfaces might come to light individually and in conjunction with other essays, it is a wide-ranging and indispensable resource in Irish theatre studies.
Category: Performing Arts

Irish Drama And Theatre Since 1950

Author : Patrick Lonergan
ISBN : 9781474262675
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Drawing on major new archival discoveries and recent research, Patrick Lonergan presents an innovative account of Irish drama and theatre, spanning the past seventy years. Rather than offering a linear narrative, the volume traces key themes to illustrate the relationship between theatre and changes in society. In considering internationalization, the Troubles in Northern Ireland, the Celtic Tiger period, feminism, and the changing status of the Catholic Church in Ireland, Lonergan asserts the power of theatre to act as an agent of change and uncovers the contribution of individual artists, plays and productions in challenging societal norms. Irish Drama and Theatre since 1950 provides a wide-ranging account of major developments, combined with case studies of the premiere or revival of major plays, the establishment of new companies and the influence of international work and artists, including Tennessee Williams, Chekhov and Brecht. While bringing to the fore some of the untold stories and overlooked playwrights following the declaration of the Irish Republic, Lonergan weaves into his account the many Irish theatre-makers who have achieved international prominence in the period: Samuel Beckett, Siobhán McKenna and Brendan Behan in the 1950s, continuing with Brian Friel and Tom Murphy, and concluding with the playwrights who emerged in the late 1990s, including Martin McDonagh, Enda Walsh, Conor McPherson, Marie Jones and Marina Carr. The contribution of major Irish companies to world theatre is also examined, including both the Abbey and Gate theatres, as well as Druid, Field Day and Charabanc. Through its engaging analysis of seventy years of Irish theatre, this volume charts the acts of gradual but revolutionary change that are the story of Irish theatre and drama and of its social and cultural contexts.
Category: Literary Criticism

Ireland Memory And Performing The Historical Imagination

Author : Mary P. Caulfield
ISBN : 9781137362186
Genre : Performing Arts
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This book explores the performance of Irish collective memories and forgotten histories. It proposes an alternative and more comprehensive criterion of Irish theatre practices. These practices can be defined as the 'rejected', contested and undervalued plays and performativities that are integral to Ireland's political and cultural landscapes.
Category: Performing Arts

That Was Us Contemporary Irish Theatre And Performance

Author : Fintan Walsh
ISBN : 9781783195343
Genre : Drama
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In the wake of Ireland’s recent economic rise, fall, and associated social crises, theatre and performance have played vital roles in reflecting on the past, engaging the present, and imagining possible futures. That Was Us features a wide, rich range of critical essays and artist reflections that strive to make sense of some of the most significant shifts and trends in contemporary Irish theatre and performance. Focusing on artists connected to the Dublin Theatre Festival, the book addresses work by the Abbey Theatre, ANU Productions, Brokentalkers, The Corn Exchange, Druid, Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre, the Gate Theatre, Landmark Productions, Rough Magic Theatre Company, THEATREclub, Theatre Lovett, Pan Pan, The Stomach Box and THISISPOPBABY, among others. Some of the burgeoning forms and practices discussed include: site-specific and site-responsive theatre; testimonial, documentary, and biographical performance; dance theatre; theatre for children and families; new writing; and fresh takes on canonical writing staged at home or toured internationally. In bringing together critics and artists to think side by side, That Was Us is indispensable for anyone interested in contemporary practices and cultural politics. Contents 1. The Power of the Powerless: Theatre in Turbulent Times by Fintan Walsh ONE: Theatres of Testimony 2. ANU Productions and Site-Specific Performance: The Politics of Space and Place by Brian Singleton 3. Witnessing the (Broken) Nation: Theatre of the Real and Social Fragmentation in Brokentalkers’ Silver Stars, The Blue Boy, and Have I No Mouth by Charlotte McIvor 4. You Had to be There by Louise Lowe TWO: Auto/Biographical Performance 5. Making Space: Female-Authored Queer Performance in Irish Theatre by Oonagh Murphy 6. The Writing Life by Helen Meany 7. Metaphysicians of Unnatural Chaos: Memories of Genesi by Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio by Dylan Tighe THREE: Bodies Out of Bounds 8. Insider and Outsider: Michael Keegan-Dolan in the Irish Dance Landscape by Michael Seaver 9. And the Adults Came Too! Dublin Theatre Festival and the Development of Irish Children’s Theatre by Eimear Beardmore 10. Living Inspiration by John Scott FOUR: Placing Performance 11. Representations of Working-Class Dublin at the Dublin Theatre Festival by James Hickson 12. ‘Getting Known’: Beckett, Ireland, and the Creative Industries by Trish McTighe 13. The Art of Perspective by Michael West FIVE: Touring Performances 14. Druid Cycles: The Rewards of Marathon Productions by Tanya Dean 15. Staging the National in an International Context: Druid at the Dublin Theatre Festival by Sara Keating 16. Viewed from Afar: Contemporary Irish Theatre on the World’s Stages by Peter Crawley 17. A Dance You Associate With Your Family by Gary Keegan.
Category: Drama

A History Of Irish Theatre 1601 2000

Author : Christopher Morash
ISBN : 0521646820
Genre : History
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Chris Morash's widely-praised account of Irish Theatre traces an often forgotten history leading up to the Irish Literary Revival. He then follows that history to the present by creating a remarkably clear picture of the cultural contexts which produced the playwrights who have been responsible for making Irish theatre's world-wide historical and contemporary reputation. The main chapters are each followed by shorter chapters, focusing on a single night at the theatre. This prize-winning book is an essential, entertaining and highly original guide to the history and performance of Irish theatre.
Category: History

The Live Art Almanac Volume 3

Author : Lois Keidan
ISBN : 9781849438445
Genre : Drama
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The Live Art Almanac Volume 3 is a collection of ‘found’ writings about and around Live Art that were originally published, shared, sent, spread and read between January 2010 and December 2011. Selected from an open call for submissions and produced with a network of international partners, Volume 3 reflects the dynamic, international contexts in which Live Art and radical performance-based practices are taking place and the many ways they are being written about. Volume 3 features more traditional forms of writing such as newspaper reviews, journal articles, catalogue essays and lecture texts as well as new platforms for critical discourses like blogs, tweets and other emergent online media, to reflect the huge diversity of work and the seismic shifts that have happened in Live Art over the last few years, particularly the unprecedented institutional embrace of performance and the rise and rise of activist practices. The publication is grouped into seven loosely themed sections: Performance and the Institution; The Presence of Performance in Pop Culture and New Media; Performance, Activism and Public Protest; Taste, Trash and Outrageousness; On Stage/Off Stage: Performance and the Theatrical; Festivals, Scenes and Strategies: From the Local to the Global; and obituaries, lectures and miscellaneous writings. The Live Art Almanac Volume 3 is published by Live Art Development Agency and Oberon Books, and was developed in partnership with Live Art UK, Performance Space 122 (New York, USA), Performance Space (Sydney, Australia), La Pocha Nostra (San Francisco, USA), and Maska (Ljubljana, Slovenia), with additional support from Asia Art Archive (Hong Kong), ArteEast (New York/Middle East) and Ashkal Alwan (Beirut).
Category: Drama

Queer Performance And Contemporary Ireland

Author : Fintan Walsh
ISBN : 9781137534507
Genre : Performing Arts
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This book examines the surge of queer performance produced across Ireland since the first stirrings of the Celtic Tiger in the mid-1990s, up to the passing of the Marriage Equality referendum in the Republic in 2015.
Category: Performing Arts

Amanda Coogan

Author : Amanda Coogan
ISBN : UOM:39015069158346
Genre : Performance art
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Dark Speech

Author : Robin Chapman Stacey
ISBN : 081223989X
Genre : History
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What does it mean to talk about law as theater, to speak about the "performance" of transactions as mundane as the sale of a pig or as agonizing as receiving compensation for a dead kinsman? In Dark Speech, Robin Chapman Stacey explores such questions by examining the interaction between performance and law in Ireland between the seventh and ninth centuries. Exposing the inner workings of the Irish legal system, Stacey examines the manner in which publicly enacted words and silences were used to construct legal and political relationships in a society where traditional hierarchies were very much in flux. Law in early Ireland was a verbal art, grounded as much in aesthetics as in the enforcement of communal norms. In contrast with modern law, no sharp distinction existed between art and politics. Visualizing legal events through the lens of procedure, Stacey helps readers recognize the creative, fluid, and inherently risky nature of these same events. While many historians have long realized the mnemonic value of legal drama to the small, principally nonliterate societies of the early Middle Ages, Stacey argues that the appeal to social memory is but one aspect of the role played by performance in early law. In fact, legal performance (like other more easily recognized forms of verbal art) created and transformed as much as it recorded.
Category: History

Theatre Talk

Author : Lilian Chambers
ISBN : 0953425762
Genre : Drama
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Interviews with Irish theatre practitioners
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Crossroads Performance Studies And Irish Culture

Author : Sara Brady
ISBN : 9780230244788
Genre : Performing Arts
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The highly performative categories of 'Irish culture' and 'Irishness' are in need of critical address, prompted by recent changes in Irish society, the arts industry and modes of critical inquiry. This book broaches this task by considering Irish expressive culture through some of the paradigms and vocabularies offered by performance studies.
Category: Performing Arts

A Century Of Irish Drama

Author : Stephen Watt
ISBN : 025321419X
Genre : Drama
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A Century of Irish Drama Widening the Stage Edited by Stephen Watt, Eileen Morgan, and Shakir Mustafa Foreword by Sivaun O'Casey The history of the Irish theatre from the founding of the Abbey to today's vibrant scene. This book traces a significant shift in 20th century Irish theatre from the largely national plays produced in Dublin to a more expansive international art form. Confirmed by the recent success outside of Ireland of the "third wave" of Irish playwrights writing in the 1990s, the new Irish drama has encouraged critics to reconsider both the early national theatre and the dramatic tradition it fostered. On the occasion of the centenary of the first professional production of the Irish Literary Theatre, the contributors to this volume investigate contemporary Irish drama's aesthetic features and socio-political commitments and re-read the plays produced earlier in the century. Although these essayists cover a wide range of topics, from the productions and objectives of the Abbey Theatre's first rivals to mid-century theatre festivals, to plays about the "Troubles" in the North, they all reassess the oppositions so commonplace in critical discussions of Irish drama: nationalism vs. internationalism, high vs. low culture, urban experience vs. rural or peasant life. A Century of Irish Drama includes essays on such figures as W. B. Yeats, Lady Gregory, J. M. Synge, Sean O'Casey, Brendan Behan, Samuel Beckett, Marina Carr, Brian Friel, Frank McGuinness, Christina Read, Martin McDonagh, and many more. Stephen Watt is Professor of English and Cultural Studies at Indiana University-Bloomington, and author of Postmodern/Drama: Reading the Contemporary Stage (1998), Joyce, O'Casey, and the Irish Popular Theatre (1991), and essays on Irish and Irish-American culture. He has also written extensively on higher education, most recently Academic Keywords: A Devil's Dictionary for Higher Education (1999) (with Cary Nelson). Eileen M. Morgan is a lecturer in English and Irish Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is currently working on Sean O'Faolain's biographies of De Valera and on Edna O'Brien's 1990s trilogy, and is preparing a book-length study on the influence of radio in Ireland. Shakir Mustafa is a Visiting Instructor in the English department at Indiana University. His work has appeared in such journals as New Hibernia Review and The Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, and he is now translating Arabic short stories into English. Drama and Performance Studies—Timothy Wiles, general editor Contents Introduction: Re-thinking the Abbey and the Concept of a National Theatre, Eileen Morgan Part One: Challenging the Received View of Early Twentieth-Century Irish Theatre The Founding Years and the Irish National Theatre That Was Not, John P. Harrington The Alternative Aesthetic: The Theatre of Ireland's Urban Plays, Nelson S. Ceallaigh Ritschel Of Orangemen and Green Theatres: The Ulster Literary Theatre's Regional Nationalism, Laura E. Lyons Part Two: Theorizing and Historicizing Theatre Controversies The Abbey and the Theatrics of Controversy, 1909–1915, Lucy McDiarmid More Than a Morbid, Unhealthy Mind: Public Health and the Playboy Riots, Susan Cannon Harris Saying "No" to Politics: Sean O'Casey's Dublin Trilogy, Shakir Mustafa Part Three: Reconstructing Drama during the "Fatal Fifties" O'Casey's The Drums of Father Ned in Context, Christopher Murray Love and Death: A Reconsideration of Behan and Genet, Stephen Watt Playing Outside with Samuel Beckett, Judith Roof Part Four: Contemporary Theatre Projects and Revivals Translating Women into Irish Theatre History, Mary Trotter "I've Never Been Just Me": Re-thinking Women's Positions in Christina Reid's Plays, Carla J. McDonough Neither Here nor There: The Liminal Position of Teresa Deevy and Her Female Characters, Christie Fox Play
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Theatre In Dublin 1745 1820

Author : John C. Greene
ISBN : 9781611461145
Genre : Art
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This is the first comprehensive, daily compendium of more than 18,000 performances that took place in Dublin's theatres, music halls, pleasure gardens, and circus amphitheatres between Thomas Sheridan's becoming the manager at Smock Alley Theatre in 1745 and the dissolution of the Crow Street Theatre in 1820.
Category: Art

Competitive Irish Dance

Author : Frank Hall
ISBN : IND:30000124533450
Genre : History
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What happens when you put an expressive form in a competitive frame? This question motivates Frank Hall's study of competitive Irish stepdancing. He examines this dance tradition—from the organization of competitions to the movement of dancers' bodies—in relation to themes of authority, authenticity, and control. Irish stepdancing, known for many decades primarily in ethnic enclaves, expanded tremendously as Riverdance and other shows took this dance form to new performance contexts on the world stage. In describing and analyzing the history and development of competitive stepdancing in Ireland, the United States, and beyond, Hall reveals the issues, forces, and values that entwine all participants, including competition organizers, judges, dancers, parents, and teachers. Investigating the process of teaching and learning the movement and analyzing its stage performance, he elucidates the syntactic and semantic dimensions of Irish dancing as a body language.
Category: History

Art And Performance In Oceania

Author : Barry Craig
ISBN : 0824822838
Genre : Performing Arts
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The Fifth International Symposium of the Pacific Arts Association, titled "Art, Performance, and Society," called for papers in sessions dealing with "Production and Performance," "Social and Cultural Context," "The Record and the Remainder," and "The Mission of Museums." In all, some sixty papers were presented, twenty-four of which have been included in this book. The first two topics elicited several papers that explored the creative process, including the description and analysis of performance, and the taxonomy of objects used, the transmission of cultural knowledge, and the identity and work of individual artists. The second two topics provided the opportunity for papers on some significant early museum collectors and collections, various methods of documenting cultural material (such as photography), how cultural material has been and can be exhibited, and the role of museums and cultural centers in Pacific Island countries.
Category: Performing Arts