Locked Out: Working-Class Lives in Irish Drama 1958-1998

Merriman, Victor (2017) Locked Out: Working-Class Lives in Irish Drama 1958-1998. In: Pierse, Michael (ed). A History of Irish Working-Class Writing. Cambridge University Press, pp. 318-331. ISBN 978-1-107-14968-7 DOI https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316570425.020

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This chapter surveys trends in the representation of working-class dramatis personae on Ireland's stages, in the latter part of the twentieth century. It also considers the representation of working-class dramatists in critical discourse. Social class is framed in relation to mutations in Independent Ireland's political economy, during the period. By using a reverse chronology, the chapter exposes, in particular, paths not taken in relation to the representation of women in dramatic narrative.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: 9781316570425
Uncontrolled Keywords: political economy, intellectual labour, theatre ecology, Sean O'Casey, James McKenna, John Arden, Margaretta D'Arcy, Billy Roche, Brian Friel, Tom Murphy, Alan Simpson, 1913 Lockout, Wexford Lockout 1911, Labour Party, Richard Corish, patriarchy, misogyny
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
Divisions: Performing Arts
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2018 08:11
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/10259

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