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The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary Irish Playwrights

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Martin Middeke & Peter Paul Schnierer - Anthology Editors

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The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary Irish Playwrights is an authoritative guide to the work of twenty-five playwrights from the last 50 years whose work has helped to shape and define Irish theatre

Written by a team of international scholars, it provides an illuminating survey and analysis of each writer's plays and will be invaluable to anyone interested in, studying or teaching contemporary Irish drama

The playwrights examined range from John B. Keane, Brian Friel and Tom Murphy, to the crop of writers who emerged in the 1990s and who include Martin McDonagh, Marina Carr, Emma Donoghue and Mark O'Rowe

Each essay features

a biographical sketch and introduction to the playwright

a discussion of their most important plays

an analysis of their stylistic and thematic traits, the critical reception and their place in the discourses of Irish theatre

a bibliography of texts and critical material

With a total of 190 plays discussed in detail, over half of which were written during the 1990s and 2000s, The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary Irish Playwrights is unrivalled in its study of recent plays and playwrights

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

1 SEBASTIAN BARRY
Jurgen Wehrmann

2 DERMOT BOLGER
Christina Wald

3 MARINA CARR
Aleks Sierz

4 ANNE DEVLIN
Enrica Cerquoni

5 EMMA DONOGHUE
Catherine Leeney

6 BRIAN FRIEL
Nicholas Grene

7 MARIE JONES
Catrin Siedenbiedal

8 JOHN B. KEANE
Jurgen Kamm

9 THOMAS KILROY
Anthony Roche

10 HUGH LEONARD
Emilie Pine

11 MARTIN LYNCH
Tom Maguire

12 OWEN MCCAFFERTY
Mark Phelan

13 MARTIN MCDONAGH
Martin Middeke

14 FRANK MCGUINNESS
Eamonn Jordan

15 TOM MACINTYRE
Daniel Shea

16 CONOR MCPHERSON
Clare Wallace

17 GARY MITCHELL
Paul Devlin

18 TOM MURPHY
Gerold Sedlmayr

19 DONAL O'KELLY
Patrick Lonergan

20 MARK O'ROWE
Michael Raab

21 STEWART PARKER
Eberhard Bort

22 CHRISTINA REID
Christian Große

23 GRAHAM REID
Jochen Achilles

24 BILLY ROCHE
Peter Paul Schnierer

25 ENDA WALSH
Lisa Fitzpatrick

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