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Contemporary Irish Plays

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Patrick Lonergan - editor

Published by Methuen

This anthology of Contemporary Irish Plays showcases the new drama that has emerged since 2008

Featuring a blend of established and emerging writers, it shows how Irish writers are embracing new methods of theatre-making to explore exciting new themes

While also finding new ways to come to terms with the legacies of the Troubles and the Celtic Tiger

The 6 Plays are ...

Drum Belly is a fascinating play about the Irish mafia set in late 1960s New York

Planet Belfast is about a woman named Alice - Stormont's only Green MLA who must toe a delicate line between large, sectarian power bases in order to promote an environmental agenda in Northern Ireland

Forgotten features the interconnecting stories of four elderly people living in retirement homes and care facilities around Ireland, who range in age from 80 to 100 years old

Desolate Heaven is a story about two young girls hoping to find freedom from home in the trappings of love

The Boys of Foley Street is a piece of site-specific theatre which led audience members on a tour of the backstreets of inner-city Dublin

Freefall is a sharp, humorous and exhilarating look at the fragility of a human life, blending impressionistic beauty, poignancy and comedy

Edited by the leading scholar on Irish theatre, Patrick Lonergan, Contemporary Irish Plays is a timely reminder of the long-held tradition and strength of Irish theatre which blossoms even in its new-found circumstances

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