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Irish Theatrescapes: New Irish Plays, adapted European Plays and Irish Classics

Irish Theatrescapes: New Irish Plays, adapted European Plays and Irish Classics

Joe Vanek

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2.2kg Large format Hardback.

Irish Theatrescapes by Joe Vanek is a 280-page large-format hardback book from Gandon Editions, sumptuously illustrated with over 680 photographs and drawings. It features 34 productions of new Irish plays, adapted European plays and Irish classics. Each play is comprehensively documented with dramatic production photographs, original design and costume drawings, author’s account, writer’s and/or director’s texts, and theatre programme notes, making it an indispensable book for anyone interested in theatre in Ireland.

The book carries a foreword by Brian Friel and contributions from two dozen writers and directors, including Geraldine Aron, John Banville, Michael Barker-Caven, Ben Barnes, Sebastian Barry, Marina Carr, Michael Colgan, Ingrid Craigie, Alan Gilsenan, Hugo Hamilton, Tom Kilroy, Fiach MacConghail, Frank McGuinness, Tom McIntyre, Patrick Mason and Annie Ryan.


FOREWORD by Brian Friel


FIGURES IN THE LANDSCAPE An introduction to ten plays set in the Irish landscape (with afterword by Patrick Mason) 

  • NORTHERN STAR by Stewart Parker 
  • DANCING AT LUGHNASA by Brian Friel 
  • WONDERFUL TENNESSEE by Brian Friel (with afterword by Ingrid Craigie) 
  • OBSERVE THE SONS OF ULSTER by Frank McGuinness 
  • MARCHING TOWARDS THE SOMME (with afterword by Frank McGuinness) 
  • THE ONLY TRUE HISTORY OF LIZZIE FINN by Sebastian Barry (with afterword by Sebastian Barry) 
  • LOVE IN THE TITLE by Hugh Leonard 
  • DOLLY WEST’ S KITCHEN by Frank McGuinness 
  • BY THE BOG OF CATS by Marina Carr (with afterword by Marina Carr) 
  • WHAT HAPPENED BRIDGIE CLEARY by Tom MacIntyre (with afterwords by Tom MacIntyre, Alan Gilsenan) 
  • HAPPY DAYS by Samuel Beckett (with afterword by Annie Ryan) 

STATES OF MIND An introduction to ten plays charting the leading characters’ emotional journeys

  • SAME OLD MOON by Geraldine Aron (with afterword by Geraldine Aron) 
  • MOLLY SWEENEY by Brian Friel 
  • THE SECRET FALL OF CONSTANCE WILDE by Tom Kilroy (with afterword by Tom Kilroy) 
  • GATES OF GOLD by Frank McGuinness 
  • THE BOOK OF EVIDENCE by John Banville (adapted by Alan Gilsenan) (with afterwords by John Banville, Alan Gilsenan) 
  • PERFORMANCES by Brian Friel 
  • ARISTOCRATS by Brian Friel (with afterword by Ben Barnes) 
  • THE SPECKLED PEOPLE by Hugo Hamilton (with afterword by Hugo Hamilton) 
  • DUBLINERS by James Joyce (adapted by Michael West and Annie Ryan) 

FOUND IN TRANSLATION Eight classics of international theatre reimagined (with afterword by Fiach Mac Conghail)

  • OEDIPUS by William Butler Yeats (after Sophocles) 
  • PEER GYNT by Frank McGuinness (after Henrik Ibsen) 
  • THE THREEPENNY OPERA by Frank McGuinness (after Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill) 
  • THE BROKEN JUG by John Banville (after Heinrich von Kleist) THE SILVER TASSIE opera by Mark-Anthony Turnage & Amanda Holden (after Seán O’Casey) 
  • THE CHERRY ORCHARD by Tom Murphy (after Anton Chekhov) 
  • A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY by Brian Friel (after Ivan Turgenev) 
  • MISS JULIE by Frank McGuinness (after August Strindberg) (with afterword by Michael Barker-Caven) 

IN A CLASS OF THEIR OWN An introduction to six major productions of classic Irish plays

  • A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE by Oscar Wilde (with afterword by Michael Colgan) 
  • THE RECRUITING OFFICER by George Farquhar 
  • HEARTBREAK HOUSE by George Bernard Shaw 
  • THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL by Richard Brinsley Sheridan 
  • SAINT JOAN by George Bernard Shaw 
  • THE RIVALS by Richard Brinsley Sheridan 

WALKING ON WATER The precarious art of making theatre visual

Additional Information

Author Joe Vanek
Publisher Gandon
Publication date 25 Jun 2015
Format Hardback
ISBN/EAN 9780946846825

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