“Holes in the Ground: theatre as critic and conscience of Celtic Tiger Ireland”

Merriman, Victor (2014) “Holes in the Ground: theatre as critic and conscience of Celtic Tiger Ireland”. In: Maher, Eamon and O'Brien, Eugene (eds). From Prosperity to Austerity: Sociocultural readings of the Celtic Tiger and its Aftermath. Manchester University Press, Manchester, pp. 188-202. ISBN 9780719091674

Item not available from this archive.


This chapter considers theatre events which contested the hegemony of the political economy of the Celtic Tiger period in the Republic of Ireland. Works discussed include, Paraic Breatnach et al., Site!: A Builder's Tale (Fir Clis, Galway, 1999), Pom Boyd, Declan Lynch, Arthur Riordan, Boomtown (Rough Magic Theatre Company, 1999 and 2009), Sebastian Barry, Hinterland (Abbey Theatre, Dublin, 2002), Marina Carr, Ariel (Abbey Theatre, Dublin, 2002), Brian Desmond and Mairtin de Cogain, Thailand: What's Love Got To Do With It? (Be Your Own Banana Theatre Company, Cork, 2007), Tom Hall, Boss (Meridian Theatre Company, Cork, 2008), and David McWilliams' retrospective performance, Outsiders (Peacock Theatre, Dublin, 2010).

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
Divisions: Performing Arts
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2016 11:13
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/8382

Archive staff only

Item control page Item control page