Performing Violence in Contemporary Ireland

Edited by : Lisa Fitzpatrick

Publication Date 22nd, April, 2010

ISBN 978-1-904-505-44-0

Cost €25.00

This interdisciplinary collection of fifteen new essays by scholars of theatre, Irish studies, music, design and politics explores aspects of the performance of violence in contemporary Ireland.

It includes chapters on the work of playwrights Martin McDonagh, Martin Lynch, Conor McPherson and Gary Mitchell,  Republican commemorations and the 90th anniversary ceremonies for the Battle of the Somme and the Easter Rising.

Essays investigate such wide-ranging issues as the diegetic and mimetic representation of violence on stage, ethical questions involved in performing violence, audience reception, the role of place and space, and social and political performances such as processions, parades, and commemorations. The book aims to contribute to the ongoing international debate on the performance of violence in contemporary societies.


Contributors: Lisa Fitzpatrick, Danine Farquaharson, Eugene O’Brien, Kyna Hamill, Tim Miles, Catherine Rees, Tom Maguire, Paul Moore, Cormac Newark, David Grant, Paul Devlin, Jonathan Harding, Holly Maples, Kris Brown and Elisabetta Viggiani.

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