The Power of Laughter

Edited by : Edited By Eric Weitz

Publication Date 31st, August, 2004

ISBN 1-904505-05-8

Cost €25.00

The collection draws on a wide range of perspectives and voices including critics, playwrights, directors and performers. The result is a series of fascinating and provocative debates about the myriad functions of comedy in contemporary Irish theatre. – Anna McMullan

As Stan Laurel said, here it takes only an onion to cry. Peel it and weep. Comedy is harder’. ‘These essays listen to the power of laughter. They hear the tough heart of Irish theatre – hard and wicked and funny.’ Frank McGuinness

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