Staging Beckett in Ireland and Northern Ireland by David TuckerStaging Beckett in Ireland and Northern Ireland by David Tucker

Staging Beckett in Ireland and Northern Ireland

EditorDavid Tucker

Hardcover | June 30, 2016

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This is the first full-length study to focus on the staging of Samuel Beckett's drama in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Beckett's relationship with his native land was a complex one, but the importance of his drama as a creative force both historically and in contemporary practice in Ireland and Northern Ireland cannot be underestimated. Drawing on previously unpublished archival materials and re-examining familiar narratives, this volume traces the history of Beckett's drama at Dublin's Abbey and Gate Theatres as well as bringing to light unexamined and little-known productions such as those performed in the Irish language, Druid Theatre Company's productions, and those of Dublin's Focus Theatre. Leading scholars in Beckett studies and in Irish drama, including Anna McMullan and Anthony Roche, and renowned interpreters of Beckett's dramatic work such as Barry McGovern, explore Beckett's drama within the context of Irish creative theatrical practice and heritage, and analyse its legacies. As with its companion volume, Staging Beckett in Great Britain, production analyses are underpinned by a consideration of the political, economic and cultural contexts. Readers are invited to experience Beckett's drama as resonating in new ways, through theatre practice, against the complex and connected histories of Ireland, north and south.
Trish McTighe is Lecturer in Theatre at the University of Birmingham. Her book, The Haptic Aesthetic in Samuel Beckett's Drama, was published with Palgrave in 2013, and she recently co-edited the double volume Staging Beckett in Ireland and Northern Ireland and Staging Beckett in Great Britain (Bloomsbury-Methuen, 2016). She has publis...
Title:Staging Beckett in Ireland and Northern IrelandFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.98 inPublished:June 30, 2016Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1474240550

ISBN - 13:9781474240550

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Notes on Contributors Acknowledgements Foreword: Christopher Murray Introduction: Trish McTighe Part 1 Theatre Histories 1 Beckett at the Abbey 1967-1990: Broadening the Canon Anthony Roche 2 Practice in Focus: 'That's how it was and them were the days' Barry McGovern 3 The Gate Theatre's Beckett Festivals: Tensions between the Local and the Global David Clare 4 Practice in Focus: Clarity in Confusion - the Adaptability and Durability of Beckett in Belfast David Grant 5 Beckett out of Focus: Happy Days and Waiting for Godot at Dublin's Focus Theatre Siobh¿n O'Gorman Part 2 Cultural Contexts 6 'Idle Youth Waiting for Godot': Destitution in Waiting for Godot in Relation to the Irish Performance Tradition Paul Murphy 7 Staging Beckett in Ireland: Scenographic Remains Anna McMullan 8 'In Bantu or Erse': Staging Beckett in Irish Feargal Whelan 9 The Sonic Geography of Druid's Waiting for Godot Trish McTighe Part 3 Expanding the Frame 10 Practice in Focus: Beckett in the City Sarah Jane Scaife 11Beckett and the Non-Place in Irish Performance Brian Singleton 12 'The Neatness of Identifications': Transgressing Beckett's Genres in Ireland and Northern Ireland, 2000-2015 Nicholas E. Johnson Notes Bibliography Index