Patrick Pearse and the theatre


Eugene McNulty & Róisín Ní Ghairbhí, editors

Hardback €40.50
Catalogue Price: €45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84682-618-4
December 2016. 204pp.

‘Political activist Patrick Pearse understood the mechanics and potential of public performance as a theatre practitioner and theorist. During his lifetime the theatre played a central role in the cultural life of Ireland, and passionate debates on the development of a specialized Irish theatre took place in lecture halls, newspaper columns and magazine articles. His growing radicalization can be charted through his plays … Like Pearse, the essays in this book are interested in the politicality of performance and the performativity of politics’, Ringgold (March 2017).