Set Texts

Lonergan, Patrick, (ed). The Methuen Drama Anthology of Irish Plays, London: Methuen, 2008

Harrington, John P. Modern and Contemporary Irish Drama (2nd edition), New York: Norton, 2009.



Theoretical and Contextual Studies

Anderson, Benedict, Imagined Communities: Reflections of the Origin and Spread of Nationalism (London: Verso, 1983)

Ashcroft, Griffiths and Tiffin, The Empire Writes Back (London: Routledge, 1989)

Cairns, David and Richards, Shaun, Writing Ireland: Colonialism, Nationalism and Culture (Manchester University Press, 1988)

Graham, Colin and Kirkland, Richard, eds., Ireland and Cultural Theory: The Mechanics of Authenticity (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1999)

Hughes, Eamonn, ed., Culture and Politics in Northern Ireland (OUP, 1991)

Kiberd, Declan, Inventing Ireland, The Literature of the Modern Nation (London: Vintage Books, 1996)

Lloyd, David, Anomolous States: Irish Writing and the Postcolonial Moment (Lilliput Press, 1993)

Smith, Anthony D, National Identity (London: Penguin, 1991)

Theatre and Performance

Bolger, Dermot, Druids, Dudes and Beauty Queens – The Changing Face of Irish Theatre (Dublin: New Island Press 2001)

Grene, Nicholas, The Politics of Irish Drama (Cambridge University Press, 2000)

Harrington, John. P and Mitchell, Elizabeth. J Politics and Performance in Contemporary Northern Ireland (University of Massachusetts Press, 1999)

Jordan, Eamonn, Dissident Dramaturgies – Contemporary Irish Theatre, Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2010.

Llewellyn-Jones, Margaret, Contemporary Irish Drama and Cultural Identity (Intellect, 2002)

Maguire, Tom, Making Theatre in Northern Ireland, Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 2006.

Morash, Christopher, A History of Irish Theatre 1601-2000 (Cambridge University Press, 2002)

Murray, Christopher, Twentieth Century Irish Drama: Mirror up to a Nation (Manchester University Press, 1997)

Pilkington, Lionel, Theatre and the State in Twentieth-Century Ireland (London: Routledge 2001)

Pine, Richard, Brian Friel and Ireland’s Drama (London: Routledge, 1990)

Rabey, David Ian, British and Irish Political Drama in the Twentieth Century (Macmillan, 1988)

Richards, Shaun, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Twentieth Century Irish Drama (Cambridge: CUP 2004)

Watt, Stephen, Morgan, Eileen and Mustafa, Shakir, (eds.), A Century of Irish Drama – Widening the Stage, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2000.