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Title A century of Irish drama : widening the stage / edited by Stephen Watt, Eileen Morgan, and Shakir Mustafa.
Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2000]

Series Drama and performance studies
Drama and performance studies.
Subject English drama -- Irish authors -- History and criticism -- Congresses.
English drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism -- Congresses.
Theater -- Ireland -- History -- 20th century -- Congresses.
Politics and literature -- Ireland -- History -- 20th century -- Congresses.
Nationalism and literature -- Ireland -- History -- 20th century -- Congresses.
Ireland -- In literature -- Congresses.
Alt Name Watt, Stephen, 1951-
Morgan, Eileen (Eileen M.)
Mustafa, Shakir (Shakir M.)
Description xxvii, 332 pages ; 24 cm.
Note Based on essays originally presented at a symposium entitled "Nationalism and a national theatre: 100 years of Irish drama" convened at Indiana University, May 26-29, 1999.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [303]-319) and index.
Contents 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 Ó Ceallaigh Ritschel -- Of orangemen and green theatres: the Ulster literary theatre's regional nationalism / Laura E. Lyons -- 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 -- O'Casey's the drums of father Ned in context / Christopher Murray -- Love and death: a reconsideration of Behan and Genet / Stephen Wayatt -- Playing outside with Samuel Beckett / Judith Roof -- Translating women into Irish theatre history / Mary Trotter -- "I've never been just me": rethinking women's positions in the plays of Christina Reid / Carla J. McDonough -- Neither here nor there: the liminal positon of Teresa Deevy and her female characters / Christie Fox -- Playwrights of the Western world: Synge, Murphy, McDonagh / José Lanters -- The passion machine theatre company's everyday life / Lauren Onkey -- The book at the center of the stage: Friels making history and The field day anthology of Irish writing / Kathleen Hohenleitner -- "Ireland, the continuous past": Steward Parker's Belfast history plays / Marilynn Richatarik -- Frank McGuinness and the ruins of Irish history / James Hurt -- The end of history: the millennial urge in the plays of Sebastian Barry / Scott T. Cummings.
ISBN 0253338123 (alk. paper)
025321419X (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC # 44172830
Table of Contents
 Foreword: On Attending "One Hundred Years of Irish Drama" / Shivaun O'Casey 
 Introduction: Re-thinking the Abbey and the Concept of a National Theatre / Eileen Morgan 
Pt. IChallenging the Received View of Early-Twentieth-Century Irish Theatre 
 1The Founding Years and the Irish National Theatre That Was Not / John P. Harrington3
 2The Alternative Aesthetic: The Theatre of Ireland's Urban Plays / Nelson O. Ceallaigh Ritschel17
 3Of Orangemen and Green Theatres: The Ulster Literary Theatre's Regional Nationalism / Laura E. Lyons34
Pt. IITheorizing and Historicizing Theatre Controversies 
 4The Abbey and the Theatrics of Controversy, 1909-1915 / Lucy McDiarmid57
 5More Than a Morbid, Unhealthy Mind: Public Health and the Playboy Riots / Susan Cannon Harris72
 6Saying "No" to Politics: Sean O'Casey's Dublin Trilogy / Shakir Mustafa95
Pt. IIIReconstructing Drama During the "Fatal Fifties" 
 7O'Casey's The Drums of Father Ned in Context / Christopher Murray117
 8Love and Death: A Reconsideration of Behan and Genet / Stephen Watt130
 9Playing Outside with Samuel Beckett / Judith Roof146
Pt. IVContemporary Theatre Companies and Revivals 
 10Translating Women into Irish Theatre History / Mary Trotter163
 11"I've Never Been Just Me": Rethinking Women's Positions in the Plays of Christina Reid / Carla J. McDonough179
 12Neither Here nor There: The Liminal Position of Teresa Deevy and Her Female Characters / Christie Fox193
 13Playwrights of the Western World: Synge, Murphy, McDonagh / Jose Lanters204
 14The Passion Machine Theatre Company's Everyday Life / Lauren Onkey223
Pt. VIrish History on the Contemporary Stage 
 15The Book at the Center of the Stage: Friel's Making History and The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing / Kathleen Hohenleitner239
 16"Ireland, the Continuous Past": Stewart Parker's Belfast History Plays / Marilynn Richtarik256
 17Frank McGuinness and the Ruins of Irish History / James Hurt275
 18The End of History: The Millennial Urge in the Plays of Sebastian Barry / Scott T. Cummings291
 Works Cited303

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