Drama Reinvented: Theatre Adaptation in Ireland (1970-2007) (Dramaturgies #29) (Paperback)

Drama Reinvented: Theatre Adaptation in Ireland (1970-2007) (Dramaturgies #29) By Marc Maufort (Editor), Thierry Dubost (Editor) Cover Image
By Marc Maufort (Editor), Thierry Dubost (Editor)
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This is book number 29 in the Dramaturgies series.


This book examines the dramatic rewritings that emerged in the period 1970-2007, during which stage adaptations flourished in Ireland. The year 1970 marked the beginning of a significant theatrical renaissance in Ireland, recalling that which occurred in the early twentieth century. This renewal was characterized by the prominence of major playwrights such as Brian Friel, Tom Murphy and Thomas Kilroy. The essays collected in this volume seek to provide new perspectives on theatre adaptation in Ireland, while shedding light on the particular features of the contemporary Irish theatre landscape. Far from being an exhaustive history of theatre adaptation, these articles, using differing methodologies, investigate the many ways in which adaptation has left its imprint on Irish theatre since the 1970s.
Appended to this book is a DVD that offers excerpts from a staged reading of Enda Walsh's Pondlife Angels. This DVD also includes the recording of a roundtable discussion, in which two Irish directors express their views on contemporary Irish theatre.

About the Author

Thierry Dubost is a professor at the University of Caen, Basse-Normandie, France. He is the author of Struggle, Defeat or Rebirth: Eugene O'Neill's Vision of Humanity (1997) and The Plays of Thomas Kilroy (2007), and has coedited five books. His research interests include Irish, American, and African drama. His translation of Wole Soyinka's Death and the King's Horseman was published in 1986.

Product Details
ISBN: 9789052018003
ISBN-10: 9052018006
Publisher: P.I.E-Peter Lang S.A., Editions Scientifiques
Publication Date: March 12th, 2012
Pages: 306
Language: English
Series: Dramaturgies