By Bernard McKenna
The North of eire has lengthy been affected by violent clash, and dramatic works from that sector usually replicate the continuing social turmoil. This booklet makes use of trauma thought to research dramatic productions from the North of eire. After someone is firstly uncovered to violence, their feel of id is ruptured. so that it will safeguard themselves from trauma, sufferers then build identities, yet these identities don't totally combine anxious reports. finally, a few members effectively assimilate their publicity to demanding occasions. This ebook examines how dramatic productions replicate the rupture within the components that tell id, and the extra profitable makes an attempt to refashion a notion of self when it comes to neighborhood, continuity, and communion with the mythic.
This quantity appears to be like not just on the literary and mental constitution of the performs but additionally their theatrical parts. The publication discusses how each one play features as drama, as staged spectacle and illustration, and as functionality, concentrating on the audience's response to specific scenes. each one paintings was once both written by way of a author from the North of eire or used to be staged within the North, and all of the performs mentioned both at once or in some way confront problems with sectarian clash. awareness is given to Stewart Parker, John Wilson Haire, Brian Friel, Martin Lynch, Kenneth Branagh, Seamus Heaney, Anne Devlin, Graham Reid, and others.
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Rupture, Representation, and the Refashioning of Identity in Drama from the North of Ireland, 1969-1994 (Contributions in Drama and Theatre Studies) by Bernard McKenna