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Du lundi au vendredi : 14h - 18h
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Carole Jacquet
Responsable des ressources documentaires

Marion Mossu
Chargée de ressources documentaires

Tel : 01 58 52 10 83 / 33

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Centre Culturel Irlandais
5, rue des Irlandais - 75005 Paris

RER B : Luxembourg
Métros : M10 Cardinal Lemoine / M7 Place Monge
Bus : 84, 89, 21, 27

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‘A disoriented vision of...fact’: Brian Friel, Francis Bacon, and Faith Healer

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The Brian Friel Papers at the NLI reveal a long and relatively unexplored history of major and minor influences on Friel’s plays. As the archive attests, these influences manifest themselves in ways that range from the superficial to the deeply [...]
‘It was then I knew life’: Political Critique and Moral Debate in Teresa Deevy’s Temporal Powers(1932)

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This article argues that Teresa Deevy’s early plays for the Abbey Theatre deliberately intervened in the cultural politics of the Irish Free State. While the focus here is on Temporal Powers(1932), Deevy’s first twoAbbey productions, The Reape[...]
La stratégie auctoriale de Thomas Kilroy dans l’écriture de The Secret Fall of Constance Wilde

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The Secret Fall of Constance Wilde, dont la première se déroula à l’Abbey Theatre en 1997, trouve son origine dans une commande du théâtre national visant à célébrer le centenaire de la sortie de prison d’Oscar Wilde. Cette œuvre singulière (Tho[...]
W.B. Yeats the Choreographer: Composition in the Manuscripts of At the Hawk’s Well and The Only Jealousy of Emer

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This article investigates how William Butler Yeats’s interest in, and professional engagement with, modern dance affected the dramaturgical composition of his plays. Instead of focusing on individual dancers’contributions to the dance plays’ pre[...]
Contemporary Feminist Protest in Ireland: #MeToo in Irish Theatre

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This essay draws upon the work of Judith Butler, Sara Ahmed, and Germaine Greer to consider the #MeToo movement and its reflection in the work of the author’s students and the scandal at Dublin’s Gate Theatre. Taking competing conceptions of fre[...]
Spectres of Fiction

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The 2019 Lyric Theatre and Dublin Theatre Festival co-production of J. M. Synge’s The Playboy of the Western World (1907), directed by Oonagh Murphy, encouraged an abstract reading of the play in new political contexts. Set in the 1980s at the D[...]
Costume

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Monica FRAWLEY, Auteur | 2020
Monica Frawley (1954-2020) was one of Ireland's best-loved and most respected theatre designers. For more than three decades her set and costume designs illuminated and defined new directions in Irish theatre, opera and dance. She worked with al[...]
St Brigid's Day : conversation avec Olwen Fouéré et Pat Murphy

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Olwen FOUERE, Personne interviewée ; Pat MURPHY, Personne interviewée ; Alexandra SLABY, Intervieweur ; Luke DODD, Intervieweur | 2020
Sainte Brigid est, avec Patrick et Columba, l’un des saints patrons de l’Irlande. Sa fête, le 1er février, est la traduction chrétienne d’Imbolc, célébration païenne qui marquait le début du printemps et honorait Brigid, déesse celtique associée[...]
McGuinness's Music

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Throughout his long and varied playwriting career, Frank McGuinness has made extensive use of music from a plurality of genres. Music plays a variety of roles in the plays, supporting and enriching dramatic themes and moods. The music of Irish E[...]
She done Coriolanus at the Convent

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This article explores the gender politics of a neglected one-act play by Teresa Deevy, first staged at the Abbey in 1931, that revolves around the young female protagonist's recollection of a convent production of Shakespeare's "Coriolanus" in w[...]
Lynne Parker: Rough Magic in the Making

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Lynne PARKER, Personne interviewée ; Eleanor METHVEN, Intervieweur | 2019
Il y a trente-cinq ans, Lynne Parker cofondait Rough Magic, l’une des compagnies théâtrales les plus appréciées et réputées d’Irlande. Elle nous offre un aperçu captivant de son travail de directrice artistique. L’occasion de revenir sur le parc[...]
Brian Friel and Theodor W. Adorno

Article

For many philosophical thinkers since Thomas More's Utopia, the idea of a perfect human society has been aporetic – present in the imagination, yet beyond existent reality. The atrocities of the 20th century convinced the philosopher and musicol[...]
In Full Voice

Article

Celia de Fréine is a multi-award winning poet, playwright, screenwriter and librettist, who also writes essays and fiction in both English and Irish. She has published eight collections of poetry, including three dual-language editions with Arle[...]
‘A lament for the Fianna in a time when Ireland shall be changed’

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This article analyses how Micheál macLíammóir’s Diarmuid and Gráinne (1928) and An Philibín’s Tristram and Iseult (1929) reimagine the function of mythology in the Free State by infusing their dramatic representations of these legendary marriage[...]
Memory that owes nothing to fact

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Dancing at Lughnasa has been widely discussed as a memory play. Critics frequently analyze the way Michael's narration shapes the story he tells of five unmarried sisters living together in 1930's Donegal. Fewer critics, however, focus on Michae[...]
The Queen’s two bodies

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This article reads Panti’s Noble Call at the Abbey theatre on 1 February 2014 in the light of Didier Eribon’s work on the experience of insult as constitutive of gay subjectivity. However, it goes on to argue that Panti’s narrated experience of [...]
There's ropes and there's ropes

Article

Martin McDonagh's Hangmen (2015) is concerned with the moral question of justice. Set in a northern English pub run by a former hangman, the play's action takes place in 1965, on the day capital punishment is abolished in Britain. Combining (met[...]
Kate O'Brien in the Theatre

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Kate O'Brien initially made her literary reputation as a dramatist rather than a novelist. Her debut play Distinguished Villa (1926) won acclaim in London when first produced onstage, and critics compared her with Seán O'Casey. However, O'Brien'[...]

Livre

Part I - Nationalism and Identity 1 Divided Loyalties: The O’Neill 2 Deformities of Nationalism: Double Cross 3 Mum’s the Word: The Madame MacAdam Travelling Theatre Part II - Gender and Sexuality 4 Bachelors Gay: The Death and Resurrection[...]
Waking the Feminists

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Lian BELL, Auteur | 2018
Événement enregistré dans le cadre de la programmation culturelle du CCI. La scénographe et directrice artistique Lian Bell évoque le grand succès de la campagne pour l’égalité des femmes dans le théâtre irlandais, qu’elle a lancée fin 2015 sou[...]
Brian Friel, the BBC, and Ronald Mason

Article

Accepted theatre history awards Sir Tyrone Guthrie a singular position of influence on Brian Friel's early career. But hundreds of documents newly discovered in BBC archives reveal that Belfast radio drama producer Ronald Mason was perhaps more [...]
In the dim light

Article

Beckett's Ill Seen Ill Said begins with the protagonist in a position where ‘she sees Venus rise followed by the sun.’ This opening indicates the direct relationship between the narrative and astronomical phenomena of Venus rising as the morning[...]
Let's wait and see

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This article discusses Beckett's and Friel's interest in waiting in the context of Jacques Derrida's notions of ‘messianism’ and the ‘messianic’. Beckett's Waiting for Godot and Friel's Freedom of the City and Wonderful Tennessee associate waiti[...]
Something Happening Quietly

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This article concerns the Belfast dramatist Owen McCafferty (1961–) and his play Quietly, which debuted at the Abbey's Peacock Theatre in November 2012. Considering antecedents in McCafferty's earlier work, it illustrates how the play reflects a[...]
Yeats's Kiogen

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W.B. Yeats intended The Cat and the Moon to be a Japanese ‘Kiogen’, a farce or comedy presented between two Noh plays or within a single Noh play. In the inner drama of The Cat and the Moon, miracles happen to both of the emblematic characters, [...]
Endgame, Tania Bruguera

Article

Au sein d'une carrière marquée par la performance, Tania Bruguera met en scène Endgame d'après Fin de partie de Samuel Beckett. Une oeuvre dont la portée politique interroge la transgression du pouvoir.
Parallel Games and Queer Memories

Article

This essay explores how the notion of ‘parallel games’ works to queer memory in two productions of Northern Ireland's first publicly funded gay theatre company, TheatreofplucK, led by artistic director Niall Rea: the testimonial monologue D.R.A.[...]
Performing Trauma in Post-conflict Northern Ireland

Article

This article evaluates the role of the body in the performance and reception of trauma testimony in post-conflict Northern Ireland. It explores how the body is exploited in public performances of nationalism and unionism, marginalised in psychoa[...]
An Uncanny Myth of Ireland

Article

This paper addresses William Butler Yeats’s dramatisation of his life-long interest in the invisible realm and an ideal Irish aristocracy in his five Cuchulain plays. I wish to illustrate how Yeats expresses his increasing ambiguities over the c[...]

Livre

Introduction: An Underground Theatre chapter 1: Unlikely Iconoclast: Mairead Ni Ghrada (1896-1971) chapter 2: A Northern Voice: Seamus O Neill (1910-1981) chapter 3: A Theatre of Ideas: Eoghan O Tuairisc (1919-1982) chapter 4: Breaking Down [...]
From Brigit to Bailegangaire

Article

Tom Murphy's "Bailegangaire", premiered by Druid Theatre, Galway, in 1985 has its origins in a three-part TV drama which Murphy started planning in 1981. Of the three scripts only one, "Brigit", was screened by RTÉ in 1988, "The Contest" became [...]
Home, the Asylum, and the Workhouse in The Shadow of the Glen

Article

This essay analyses J.M. Synge's construction of domestic and institutional space in his debut play The Shadow of the Glen. The Richmond Asylum and Rathdrum Union Workhouse, the two institutions of confinement which are mentioned in the play, ar[...]
Irish Bastards

Article

This article examines Celia de Fréine’s re-imagining of Brian Merriman’s canonic text The Midnight Court/Cúirt an Mheán Oíche. Through textual and contextual analysis of specific extracts of the texts, the article illustrates how de Fréine’s ver[...]

Livre

1 Shaw and the Rise of Reverse Snobbery 2 Shaw and the Irish Diaspora 3 Shaw and Irish Anglican Preoccupations 4 Shaw and the Stage Englishman in Irish Literature

Livre

Nicholas GRENE, Éditeur scientifique ; Christopher MORASH, Éditeur scientifique | Oxford : Oxford University Press | 2016
Part I Nineteenth-Century Legacies Part II Theatre and Nation Part III Models and Influences Part IV Revolution and Beyond Part V Performance 1 Part VI Contesting Voices Part VII The New Revival Part VIII Diversification Part IX Performa[...]

Livre

Estelle EPINOUX, Éditeur scientifique ; Frank HEALY, Éditeur scientifique | Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing | 2016
Part I: Conflicts and Reconciliations: Past and Present Shoulder to Shoulder: The Co-existence of Truths in the “Theatre of Witness” - David Grant Quietly (2012), by Owen McCafferty: Towards a Quiet Reconciliation? - Brigitte Bastiat Remem[...]
Voix de revenants dans les Pièces pour danseurs de W. B. Yeats

Article

Dans The Dreaming of the Bones, écrit sous le coup des événements de Pâques 1916 à Dublin, Yeats met en scène, jouant du modèle du Nô, un jeune insurgé en fuite, confronté à deux fantômes, à mi-chemin entre passé et présent, songe et réalité. La[...]
Doing her spiriting

Article

Several studies have tried to answer the question ‘where is Ireland in "The Tempest"?’, while others have assessed Ireland's sense of its own postcoloniality through Irish writers' engagement with Shakespeare's most ‘colonial’ play. This essay a[...]
I heard him in that ancient poem

Article

In this interview, conducted in the Summer of 2014, Frank McGuinness talks about his introduction to Old and Middle English as a student in University College Dublin and its influence on his writings. Particular attention is given to his enormou[...]
Deprovincializing Brian Friel's Drama in America, 2009 and 2014

Article

While American regional theatre has flourished for decades, hardly any critics with a national profile pay attention to it, but theatre critic Terry Teachout has recently argued that criticism must catch up with this ‘deprovincialized’ drama, dr[...]
Down South with O'Casey's Later Work

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Sean O'Casey's later plays, written between the 1930s and the early 1960s, are at the centre of Shivaun O'Casey's intimate memory of the theatrical family's life, their cultural influences, daring, professional triumphs, and disappointments. Gro[...]
An Interview with Garry Hynes

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In this wide ranging interview between Druid's Artistic Director Garry Hynes and Nicholas Grene, she speaks of her work on the two marathon productions, DruidSynge in 2004–6 and DruidMurphy in 2012–13. She explains the origins of the idea of doi[...]
Madness and Magic

Article

Clearing away all assumptions of familiarity with Shakespeare's play, this essay examines "Macbeth" with penetrating clarity and passionate understanding. Structure, plot, and dark magic are interwoven as McGuinness follows the brutal ascent to [...]
Mirror up to nation

Article

Christopher Murray, Philip Edwards, and Rebecca Steinburger have examined the ways in which the Irish Dramatic Revival drew on the example and plays of Shakespeare. Their emphasis falls on Yeats and O'Casey, both of whom have written extensively[...]
Playing the Monster on Stage

Article

This essay explores theatre's power to take an audience beyond the veil of civilization into an encounter with the human as monstrous. Through the mythology and theatre of the Greeks, through Shakespeare, and into contemporary plays and producti[...]
Re-imagining Twentieth-Century Irish Theatre

Article

Following on from a roundtable discussion that took place at the 2013 Conference of the Irish Society of Theatre Research at the University of London, Birkbeck, this essay presents reflections on the developments in scholarship on twentieth-cent[...]
Samuel Beckett and Irish Scenography

Article

This essay offers some glimpses of the parallel histories of Beckett and Irish scenography, and explores how they have impacted on each other. In particular, we investigate the intersections between Beckett and theatre in Dublin in the 1920s and[...]
The Work of a Young Nationalist?

Article

In 1965 Tom Murphy was commissioned by BBC Television to write a play, "The Patriot Game", to be broadcast in the following year on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the Easter Rising. However, it was finally not made as the estimated [...]
Yeats and Japan

Article

‘Yeats and Japan: The Dreaming of the Bones’ first investigates how the Noh came to influence Yeats, then analyzes Yeats's "Four Plays for Dancers", focusing on "The Dreaming of the Bones", and explains how this Yeats play is adapted into a new [...]

Livre

Maire Nic Shiubhlaig, Peadar Kearney, Helena Molony, Barney Murphy, Ellen Busshell, Sean Connolly, Arthur shields before, during and after the Easter Rising of 1916
"The Lost and the Lonely"

Article

This article explores the theme of crisis in three plays by Enda Walsh: Penelope (2010), The New Electric Ballroom (2008) and The Walworth Farce (2006). By showing how Penelope directly addressed the collapse of the Celtic Tiger, the article ide[...]

Livre

Flann O'BRIEN, Auteur ; Patrick REUMAUX, Préfacier, etc. | Paris : Les Belles Lettres | 2015
Swim-Two-Birds ; Le Troisième policier ; La Chienlit ; Le Pleure-Misère ; L'Archiviste de Dublin ; The Best of Myles ; Le Frangin

Livre

Introduction. Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest ; Emily Eells
"Sincere and Studied Triviality": The Importance of Being Earnest as an Aestheticist Comedy of Manners ; Petra Dierkes-Thrun
A Close Reading of The Importance of B[...]
Winter Pages 1

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Kevin BARRY, Directeur de publication ; Olivia SMITH, Directeur de publication | Ballinafad : Curlew Editions | 2015
Contributors and interviewees include: Lenny Abrahamson, Colin Barrett, Seanie Barron, Kevin Barry, Sara Baume, Claire-Louise Bennett, John Butler, Maud Cotter, Rob Doyle, Grace Dyas, Jeppe Gjervig Gram, David Hayden, Desmond Hogan, Conor Horgan[...]

Livre

Première partie : Une utopie théâtrale
Chapitre 1. Une dramaturgie du rite : 1. Yeats et la religion 2. Art, religion, et rituel
Chapitre 2. La voix au coeur du rituel : 1. La parole magique, de l'écriture à la scène 2. Le spectateur-aud[...]
An Umbrella, a Pair of Boots, and a Spacious Nothing

Article

This essay argues that an assessment of the Beckettian qualities of McGahern's work should take into account the recent scholarship which has explored Beckett's absorption in philosophy. The author of the present essay follows Husserl's injuncti[...]
Brendan at the Chelsea

Article

"Brendan at the Chelsea", which started life at the National Theatre Studio, was one of the first productions in the opening season at the newly rebuilt Lyric Theatre, Belfast in 2011. The Lyric production toured to New York, Belfast, Dublin, an[...]
Brendan Behan, Borscht Belt Comedian

Article

‘New York humour is largely an Irish-Jewish creation’ (Ulick O'Connor, "Brendan Behan", 1970). Brendan Behan, of course, was not a professional ‘stand-up comedian’ in the strictest sense of the term, although he possessed the wit and performativ[...]
For all the outcasts of this world

Article

In Brendan Behan's "An Giall" and "The Hostage", song and dance establish atmosphere and character, comment ironically on the action, relate the characters to one another in a union of society's outcasts, and valorize life, love, healthy and ope[...]
Saint Behan

Article

This essay examines Brendan Behan's evolution as a dramatist, linking him to the tradition of O'Casey's urban theatre, particularly "Juno and the Paycock", and emphasising his closeness to the experimental drama of his near contemporary, Samuel [...]

Livre

The Ginger Ale Boy; Disco Pigs; Misterman; bedbound; How These Desperate Men Talk; The Small Things; Lynndie's Gotta Gun; Chatroom

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Charlotte MCIVOR, Éditeur scientifique ; Matthew SPANGLER, Éditeur scientifique | Cork : Cork University Press | 2014
Eight plays and six interviews with migrant and Irish-born theatre artists who are producing work at the intersection of interculturalism and inward-migration in Ireland during the first decades of the 21st Century.
Plays covered: Cave Dwell[...]