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The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary Irish Playwrights

The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary Irish Playwrights

by Martin Middeke
     
 

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The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary Irish Playwrights is an authoritative single-volume guide to the work of twenty-five Irish playwrights from the 1960s to the present, written by a team of twenty-five eminent scholars from Ireland, the United States, Britain and Germany contributing individual studies to the work of each playwright.


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The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary Irish Playwrights is an authoritative single-volume guide to the work of twenty-five Irish playwrights from the 1960s to the present, written by a team of twenty-five eminent scholars from Ireland, the United States, Britain and Germany contributing individual studies to the work of each playwright.


Each of the twenty-five chapters provides: a biographical introduction to the playwright and their work; a survey and concise analysis of each of the writer's published plays; a discussion of their style, dramaturgical concerns and the critical reception; and a full bibliography of published plays, listing of premieres and a select list of critical works.


Playwrights covered include: Tom Murphy, Sebastian Barry, Marina Carr, Brian Friel, Thomas Kilroy, Martin McDonagh, Frank McGuinness, Mark O'Rowe, Christina Reid, Enda Walsh and many more.


Unrivalled in its coverage of recent work and writers, this collection surveys and analyses the breadth, vitality and development of theatrical work to emerge from Ireland over the last fifty years.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“Enlightening essays....commendably well-researched...thorough content does not detract from [its]readability.” —The Stage

“Something of an elegy for a period of theatrical flowering. For several decades, it seemed that Irish dramatists were the most interesting writing in English. Brian Friel and Tom Murphy were magisterial; Frank McGuiness and Anne Devlin were sharp, spry and frequently maverick; Martin McDonagh and Marina Carr looked to extend a tradition of wild and witchy imaginings...This book is more than a reminder of the riches of recent decades.” —Plays International

The Stage

Enlightening essays....commendably well-researched...thorough content does not detract from [its]readability.
Plays International

Something of an elegy for a period of theatrical flowering. For several decades, it seemed that Irish dramatists were the most interesting writing in English. Brian Friel and Tom Murphy were magisterial; Frank McGuiness and Anne Devlin were sharp, spry and frequently maverick; Martin McDonagh and Marina Carr looked to extend a tradition of wild and witchy imaginings...This book is more than a reminder of the riches of recent decades.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781408132685
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
05/28/2010
Series:
Plays and Playwrights
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
480
File size:
570 KB

Meet the Author

Professor Martin Middeke is Chair of English Literature at the University of Augsburg, Germany, and editor of the publications from the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English. Professor Peter Paul Schnierer is Chair of English Literature at the University of Heidelberg, Germany.
Middeke Martin (born 24 April 1963 in Paderborn) is a German literary scholar and Chair of English Literature at the University of Augsburg, Germany.
Dr Peter Paul Schnierer is the Chair of English Literature at the University of Heidelberg, Germany.

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