Issue 43

Australasian Drama Studies

Issue 43 October 2003

Performing Ireland
Edited by Brian Singleton and Anna McMullan
A special focus issue of Australasian Drama Studies


Contents

Performing Ireland: New Perspectives on Contemporary Irish Theatre

BRIAN SINGLETON and ANNA McMULLAN

Renegotiating Landscapes of the Female: Voices, Topographies and Corporealities of Alterity in Marina Carr’s Portia Coughlan
MELISSA SIHRA

‘The Souvenir from Foreign Parts’: Foreign Femininity in Deborah Warner’s Medea
AOIFE MONKS

Shattering Images of Sex Acts and Other Obscene Staged Transgressions in Contemporary Irish Plays by Men
STEPHEN DI BENEDETTO

‘There’s Something Queer Here’: Modern Ireland and the Plays of Frank McGuinness
DAVID CREGAN

Hard Wired/Tender Bodies: Power, Loneliness, the Machine and the Person in the Work of Desperate Optimists
CATHY LEENEY

The Fantasy of Post-Nationalism in Northern Theatre: Caught Red Handed Transplanting the Planter
MARK PHELAN

Gendered Media Rivalry: Irish Drama and American Film
ROBIN ROBERTS

‘Inside the Immigrant Mind’: Nostalgic Versus Nomadic Subjectivities in Late Twentieth-Century Irish Drama
PAUL MURPHY

‘Have you no homes to go to?’ Staging the Diaspora: a Study of Milo’s Wake
JULIE-ANN ROBSON

Kia ora Begorrah: Performing Irishness in Aotearoa
DAVID O’DONNELL

NOTE from Helen Thompson

Reviews

NADIA FLETCHER, The Jack Manning Trilogy by David Williamson


JONATHAN DAWSON, Dirty Deeds: Screenplay by David Caesar, and Rabbit-Proof Fence: Screenplay by Christine Olsen

DAVID CARNEGIE, Ben Jonson and Theatre: Performance, Practice and Theory by Richard Cave, Elizabeth Schafer, & Brian Wooland

CATHERINE NEWEY, Reflecting the Audience, London Theatregoing, 1840-1880 by Jim Davis & Victor Emeljanow

RICHARD FOTHERINGHAM, Dames, Principal Boys … and All That: A History of Pantomime in Australia by Viola Tait

MICHELE PIERSON, Why the French Love Jerry Lewis: From Cabaret to Early Cinema by Rae Beth Gordon

IAN MAXWELL, Re:Direction: A Theoretical and Practical Guide ed. Rebecca Schneider & Gabrielle Cody

JULIAN MEYRICK, Nowhere but Broadway by Jill Shearer and In-yer-face Theatre: British Drama Today by Aleks Sierz