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Mapping Irish theatre: theories of space and place/ Chris Morash and Shaun Richards.

By: Morash, Chris.
Contributor(s): Richards, Shaun.
Publisher: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013Description: xi, 216p. illustrations.ISBN: 9781107039421.Subject(s): Theater- Ireland- HistoryDDC classification: 792.094 17 Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. Making space; 2. Staging place; 3. Spaces of modernity and modernism; 4. The calamity of yesterday; 5. The fluorescence of place; 6. Theatre of the world; 7. Theatre of the street; Conclusion: spectral spaces.
Summary: "Seamus Heaney once described the 'sense of place' generated by the early Abbey theatre as the 'imaginative protein' of later Irish writing. Drawing on theorists of space such as Henri Lefebvre and Yi-Fu Tuan, Mapping Irish Theatre argues that theatre is 'a machine for making place from space'. Concentrating on Irish theatre, the book investigates how this Irish 'sense of place' was both produced by, and produced, the remarkable work of the Irish Revival, before considering what happens when this spatial formation begins to fade. Exploring more recent site-specific and place-specific theatre alongside canonical works of Irish theatre by playwrights including J. M. Synge, Samuel Beckett and Brian Friel, the study proposes an original theory of theatrical space and theatrical identification, whose application extends beyond Irish theatre, and will be useful for all theatre scholars"--
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. Making space; 2. Staging place; 3. Spaces of modernity and modernism; 4. The calamity of yesterday; 5. The fluorescence of place; 6. Theatre of the world; 7. Theatre of the street; Conclusion: spectral spaces.

"Seamus Heaney once described the 'sense of place' generated by the early Abbey theatre as the 'imaginative protein' of later Irish writing. Drawing on theorists of space such as Henri Lefebvre and Yi-Fu Tuan, Mapping Irish Theatre argues that theatre is 'a machine for making place from space'. Concentrating on Irish theatre, the book investigates how this Irish 'sense of place' was both produced by, and produced, the remarkable work of the Irish Revival, before considering what happens when this spatial formation begins to fade. Exploring more recent site-specific and place-specific theatre alongside canonical works of Irish theatre by playwrights including J. M. Synge, Samuel Beckett and Brian Friel, the study proposes an original theory of theatrical space and theatrical identification, whose application extends beyond Irish theatre, and will be useful for all theatre scholars"--

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