Dermot Bolger, Druids, Dudes and Beauty Queens: The Changing Face of Irish Theatre (Dublin: New Island Press 2001)

Contents: [9] Dermot Bolger introduction [18] Colm Tóibín, The Talk of the Town: The Plays of Billy Roche [30]; John Waters, The Irish Mummy: The Plays and Purpose of Martin McDonagh [55]; Vic Merriman, Settling for More: Excess & Success in Contemporapy Irish Drama [72]; Anna McMullan, Unhomely Stages: Women Taking a Place in Irish Theatre [91]; Johnny Hanrahan, Theatre in Cork/Cork in Theatre [104]; Karen Fricker, Travelling without Moving: True Lines and Contemporary Irish Theatre Practice [120]; Ben Barnes, Extracts from Abbey Theatre Diary, 2000 [132]; Caroline Williams, People in Glasshouses: An Anecdotal History [-]; Gary Hayes, [-] of an Independent Theatre Company [-] Sian Quill & Clare Dowling [148] Owen Dudley Edwards, The Irish in the Edinburgh Festival [173]; Maria Kurdi & Hungarian Perspectives on Brian Friel [-]; Scilla Bertha, Theatre after Dancing at Lughnasa [196]; Emile-jean Dumay, Dramatic Terra Incognito: A French Perspective [215]; Breandan Delap, Irish Language Drama [231]; Ronan McDonald, Between Hope and History: The Drama Of the Troubles [250]; Mic Moroney, The Twisted Mirror: Landscapes, Mindscapes, Politics and Language on the Irish Stage [276]. Notes on Contributors [280] Endnotes [287] Index