Disco Pigs ; And, Sucking Dublin
Language: en
Pages: 60
Authors: Enda Walsh
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher: MIT Press

Two plays by the winner of the Best Fringe Production Award at the 1996 Dublin Festival.
Modern Irish Theatre
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Mary Trotter
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05-08 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Analysing major Irish dramas and the artists and companies that performed them, Modern Irish Theatre provides an engaging and accessible introduction to twentieth-century Irish theatre: its origins, dominant themes, relationship to politics and culture, and influence on theatre movements around the world. By looking at her subject as a performance rather than a literary phenomenon, Trotter captures how Irish theatre has actively reflected and shaped debates about Irish culture and identity among audiences, artists, and critics for over a century. This text provides the reader with discussion and analysis of: Significant playwrights and companies, from Lady Gregory to Brendan Behan to Marina Carr, and from the Abbey Theatre to the Lyric Theatre to Field Day; Major historical events, including the war for Independence, the Troubles, and the social effects of the Celtic Tiger economy; Critical Methodologies: how postcolonial, diaspora, performance, gender, and cultural theories, among others, shed light on Irish theatre’s political and artistic significance, and how it has addressed specific national concerns. Because of its comprehensiveness and originality, Modern Irish Theatre will be of great interest to students and general readers interested in theatre studies, cultural studies, Irish studies, and political performance.
Disco Pigs
Language: en
Authors: Enda Walsh, Pat Kiernan, Corcadorca
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher:

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Language: de
Pages: 466
Authors: Sophia Schmidt
Categories: English drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015 - Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

Die vorliegende Arbeit nimmt es sich zum Ziel, das in-yer-face theatre in einen postmodernen diskursiven Kontext zu setzen, um erweiterten Bedeutungsspektren und Sinnzusammenhängen Raum zu bieten. Indem Figuren, Handlung, Zeit und Raum sowie Sprache ihrer repräsentationalen Funktion entbunden werden, verweisen sie metaisierend auf die eigene ontische Präsenz und die Pluralisierungen der postmodernen Gesellschaft spiegeln sich in neuer Subjektivität und Geschichtskonzeptionen wider. In diesem Sinne kommt es zu einer Repolitisierung des Postmoderne-Begriffs.
The Anatomy of Laughter
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Toby Garfitt
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-12-02 - Publisher: Routledge

"The nature of laughter has recently attracted the attention of a number of different disciplines. In two recent colloquia, TRIO (Translation Research in Oxford) brought together international authorities from fields as diverse as physiology, psychology, linguistics, translation and literary studies, and sociology, with scant regard for political correctness. This fascinating and often hilarious collection of essays is the result. With the contributions: Jane Taylor - Introduction Dominique Bertrand - Anatomie et etymologie: ordre et desordre du rire selon Laurent Joubert Silke Kipper, Dietmar Todt - The Sound of Laughter: Recent Concepts and Findings in Research into Laughter Vocalizations Sarah-Jayne Blakemore - Why Can't You Tickle Yourself? Michael Holland - Belly Laughs Walter Redfern - Upping the Ante/i: Exaggeration in Celine and Valles Giselinde Kuipers - Humour Styles and Class Cultures: Highbrow Humour and Lowbrow Humour in the Netherlands Christie Davies - Searching for Jokes: Language, Translation, and the Cross-Cultural Comparison of Humour Ted Cohen - And What If They Don't Laugh? Iain Galbraith - Without the Rape the Talk-Show Would Not Be Laughable Jean-Michel Deprats - Translating a Great Feast of Languages Paul J. Memmi - Traduire le rire Natacha Thiery - Rire et desir dans les comedies americaines de Lubitsch: l'exemple de Ninotchka (1939) Adam Phillips - What's So Funny? On Being Laughed at ...Sukanta Chaudhuri - Laughing and Talking Georges Roque - Le Rire comme accident en peinture Laurent Bazin - La Couleur du rire: peinture et traduction Gerard Toulouse - Views on the Physics and Metaphysics of Laughter"
Musicality in Theatre
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: David Roesner
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-29 - Publisher: Routledge

As the complicated relationship between music and theatre has evolved and changed in the modern and postmodern periods, music has continued to be immensely influential in key developments of theatrical practices. In this study of musicality in the theatre, David Roesner offers a revised view of the nature of the relationship. The new perspective results from two shifts in focus: on the one hand, Roesner concentrates in particular on theatre-making - that is the creation processes of theatre - and on the other, he traces a notion of ‘musicality’ in the historical and contemporary discourses as driver of theatrical innovation and aesthetic dispositif, focusing on musical qualities, metaphors and principles derived from a wide range of genres. Roesner looks in particular at the ways in which those who attempted to experiment with, advance or even revolutionize theatre often sought to use and integrate a sense of musicality in training and directing processes and in performances. His study reveals both the continuous changes in the understanding of music as model, method and metaphor for the theatre and how different notions of music had a vital impact on theatrical innovation in the past 150 years. Musicality thus becomes a complementary concept to theatricality, helping to highlight what is germane to an art form as well as to explain its traction in other art forms and areas of life. The theoretical scope of the book is developed from a wide range of case studies, some of which are re-readings of the classics of theatre history (Appia, Meyerhold, Artaud, Beckett), while others introduce or rediscover less-discussed practitioners such as Joe Chaikin, Thomas Bernhard, Elfriede Jelinek, Michael Thalheimer and Karin Beier.
The Polyphony of English Studies
Language: en
Pages: 287
Authors: Alexander Onysko, Eva-Maria Graf, Werner Delanoy, Nikola Dobric, Günther Sigott
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-18 - Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag

This volume, in honor of Allan James, collects a range of articles from different domains of English studies as a token of Allan James's academic interests and his integrative approach to the field. The contributions in linguistics encompass a spectrum of topics including world Englishes, professional discourse, language acquisition, collocation, translation, and multilingualism. Cultural aspects in language teaching and in literary analysis enrich the reading and hint at Allan James' Welsh and Celtic roots while also going beyond that.
Dismemberment in Drama / Dismemberment of Drama
Language: en
Pages: 185
Authors: Lance Norman
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-02-03 - Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Dismemberment in Drama / Dismemberment of Drama is an essay collection which considers the dramatic possibility contained in the images and narratives of dismemberment frequently recurring on the western stage. The Classical Tragedies of Sophocles and Euripides, the Romanticism of Kleist, the surrealism of Artaud, and the contemporary drama of Suzan-Lori Parks and Marina Carr are just some of the fractured and fragmented bodies analyzed in this collection. Both individually and in concert the contributors ask what a dismembered body means. Such an inquiry allows them to confront dismemberment as a theoretical category which understands such twentieth-century innovations as the Theatre of Cruelty, the Epic Theatre, the Open Theater, and documentary theatre as part of a long dramatic tradition. Dismemberment in drama examines the tenuous bond between representation and the object being represented by highlighting the dismemberment of drama as a form that occurs during drama’s repeated theorizations of its own enactment. There is a conflict between disintegration and unity inherent in mimesis, theatrical phenomenology, and performance.
Reading the Material Theatre
Language: en
Pages: 236
Authors: Ric Knowles
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-05-13 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Animals in Irish Literature and Culture
Language: en
Pages: 270
Authors: Kathryn Kirkpatrick, Borbála Faragó
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-01-12 - Publisher: Springer

Animals in Irish Literature and Culture spans the early modern period to the present, exploring colonial, post-colonial, and globalized manifestations of Ireland as country and state as well as the human animal and non-human animal migrations that challenge a variety of literal and cultural borders.
Contemporary Irish Drama & Cultural Identity
Language: en
Pages: 182
Authors: Margaret Llewellyn-Jones
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Intellect Books

"Within the last ten years there has been a renaissance in Irish drama from both sides of the border, including work which has transferred to London and New York, touring Britain, Europe and Australia. This book explores the dynamics of the relationship between these representations of Ireland, and the fluid nature of cultural identity within a post-colonial context, especially during this current period of economic and political change." "The thematic structure reveals a reoccurrence of ideological concerns and dramatic strategies. These are framed by initial discussion of plays by now canonical figures such as Brian Friel, Frank McGuinness and Tom Murphy, but the book's emphasis lies with work by recent writers, especially that performed during the 1990s." "Since physicality of performance is central to this approach, informed by postcolonial theory, feminism and psychoanalysis, this book draws upon interviews with writers, performers, directors and groups, as well as productions seen in different venues. While the relationship between Ireland and Europe is considered in terms of cultural and economic influences and performance practices, that between Ireland and America is seen in terms of 'the dream of the West', the diaspora, tourism and globalisation."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Writing Ireland's Working Class
Language: en
Pages: 345
Authors: Michael Pierse
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-30 - Publisher: Springer

Exploring writing of working-class Dublin after Seán O'Casey, this book breaks new ground in Irish Studies, unearthing submerged narratives of class in Irish life. Examining how working-class identity is depicted by authors like Brendan Behan and Roddy Doyle, it discusses how this hidden, urban Ireland has appeared in the country's literature.