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Imagining the Financial Crisis in Contemporary Irish Drama: Contemporary Irish Play Collections

By • Aug 6th, 2013 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The fifth and final source of information for my research came from collections of Irish plays published in the past couple of years, namely The Oberon Anthology of Contemporary Irish Plays: ‘This is just this. This isn’t real. It’s money.’  and Tiny Plays for Ireland.  Both of these collections feature many new and less-produced playwrights… [Continue Reading]



Imagining the Financial Crisis in Contemporary Irish Drama: Dublin Playscripts

By • Jul 30th, 2013 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

During my time in Dublin and in the time since I have been back, I have been working to collect and read play-scripts of shows from after the financial crisis in order to get a broader perspective on the theatrical reaction to the aftermath of the uphe…



Imagining the Financial Crisis in Contemporary Irish Drama: Dublin plays, week two part two

By • Jul 7th, 2013 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The other two shows I saw during the second half of my time in Dublin were new scripts written for small casts (two and three, respectively) in small workshop spaces. The first of these was Overtime at the New Theatre in Temple Bar.  In all honesty, it was by far the least entertaining show I… [Continue Reading]



Imagining the Financial Crisis in Contemporary Irish Drama: Dublin plays, week two part one

By • Jul 7th, 2013 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

As I noted in my last post, during my first week seeing plays in Dublin I became interested in the connections between sexuality, identity, and economics in both new Irish plays and revivals of classic ones.  In the second half of my time, I was able to see four shows, two of which were new… [Continue Reading]



Imagining the Financial Crisis in Contemporary Irish Drama: Dublin Plays, Week One

By • Jun 25th, 2013 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

My research this summer began with a two week stay in and around Dublin seeing plays, finding playscripts, chatting with folks, and generally getting a feel of the theatre climate in Dublin.  I was able to see 10 different plays, some new works being performed for the first time and others classics from the Irish… [Continue Reading]



Abstract: Imagining the Financial Crisis in Contemporary Irish Drama

By • Feb 27th, 2013 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

For over a hundred years, Irish theatre has responded to the political context of its environment. Ireland has one of the richest theatrical traditions in the West, and throughout this rich history it has constantly responded to the political situation of the Irish people—from Synge to Yeats to Shaw to O’Casey to Friel, both contemporary… [Continue Reading]



The Director

By • Sep 29th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The aspects of the director that I tackled in my research were the overall vision for the show (contained in the Director’s Note), the show’s cast (a breakdown can be seen in the character list), and the order in which the plays are going t…



The Dramaturge

By • Sep 29th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The functions of the dramaturge that I researched for my project are the historical and literary property of the play (completed in the Dramaturg’s Note) and the complicated language of the script (completed in the glossary).  I also made many n…



Late Starts and New Beginnings

By • Aug 17th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I intended to finish my research before June and it is, well, long after June.  However, having all that time to prepare this summer has made this first week of research much easier and will make the project in its entirety better.  First of all, I s…



Pegasus Anchored: An Analysis of and Production Plan for Eugene O’Neill’s S.S. Glencairn (Abstract)

By • Apr 22nd, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

In 1924, Eugene O’Neill and the Provincetown Players first performed the play S.S. Glencairn at their theater in Greenwich Village, the Provincetown Playhouse.  Glencairn is a sequence of O’Neill’s early one-acts set at sea: The Moon of the Cari…